Badger cull petition reaches 100,000 signatures
The League Against Cruel Sports, a member of Team Badger, a coalition of animal welfare organisations opposed to the badger cull in the UK, is today celebrating after reaching 100,000 e-petition signatures, meaning the issue can now be considered for debate in The House of Commons.
Joe Duckworth, Chief Executive of The League Against Cruel Sports comments on today’s achievement: "This represents 100,000 votes for badgers which the Government should count, then reflect on their cruel and pointless badger cull policy. This is the start and we expect at least another 100,000 signatures."
The League Against Cruel Sports along with the other organisations within Team Badger are urging the Government to stop the cull and implement a more sustainable and humane solution of both a vaccination programme for badgers and cattle, along with improved testing and biosecurity.
The portal for those wishing to sign the petition is www.stopthecull.com.
Notes to Editors
The Team Badger campaign is an unprecedented coalition of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations, including the League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me (founded by Brian May), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), RSPCA, Network for Animals, Political Animal Lobby, The Badger Trust, Born Free Foundation, Humane Society International, David Shepherd Wildlife Trust, Animals Aid, VIVA, Care for the Wild International, Stroud 100, Gloucestershire Against the Cull, Conservatives against the Cull, PETA and RETHINK bovine TB, who have all united against the Government’s imminent cull of badgers in England, which it is undertaking in an attempt to address Bovine TB in cattle
The petition reached the 100,000 mark on Monday 24th September
To sign the petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257