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Petition: Save Bristol's Badgers

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Submitted
790 signatures 790 online signatures
Lead petitioner Philip Wookey
Petition target Bristol City Council
Start date Wed, 6 Nov 13
Closing date Mon, 6 Oct 14
Last signatories
  • Colin Noakes
  • V Fleming
  • Huw Good
  • Mike Child
  • Steve Woods
  • J Sheppard
  • Joanna ridgway
  • Sarah Howard
  • Heather jones
  • Michael Davis
Signature information

Petitioners call on Bristol City Council to;

Declare their opposition to the inhumane, unscientific and inefficient policy of culling badgers.

Use all legal powers at their disposal to not allow culling on land owned by the City Council.

Give financial support to badger vaccination programmes being carried out by organisations including (but not confined to) The Badger Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and other local voluntary groups.

Background information

Culling Badger's is inhumane and unnecessary when a vaccine is available. Killing our wildlife can never be a solution. Many English Councils have Petitions similar to this one, including Sheffield, Hampshire, Derbyshire, and Sussex.

This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Bristol when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014. The object of the petition is to ensure that Bristol's badger population is as safe as possible from slaughter and that the already available injectable badger vaccine against bTB is used in as many cases as possible. We ask this because we believe the culling policy is inhumane (DEFRA's measurement of "humaneness" is to time the screams of wounded badgers), inefficient (previous culls showed an increase in bTB because of badger movement) and unscientific (the majority of scientific opinion hold that a cull will have "no meaningful result").

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