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Petition: Save Maldon District Councils Badgers from Culling

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70 signatures 70 online signatures
Lead petitioner Philip Snell
Petition target Maldon District Council
Start date Tue, 26 Nov 13
Closing date Tue, 25 Nov 14
Last signatories
  • Doug Plumb
  • Kimberley Hall
  • Paul Carney
  • Dennis Avery
  • daniel james andrews
  • E.G. bickmore
  • john sparkes
  • Rhonda Kempster
  • Mrs Pamela Susan Crawford
Signature information

We, the undersigned, call on Maldon District Council to prohibit the culling of Badgers on council owned land and invest in vaccination programmes locally. We ask this because we believe culling to be inhumane, inefficient and unscientific.

Background information

This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people within the Maldon District when DEFRA "rolls out" it's culling policy in 2014. The object of the petition is to ensure that Maldon District Council's Badger population is as safe as possible from slaughter and that the already available injectable Badger vaccine against Bovine TB 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 Bovine TB because of consequential Badger movement) and unscientific (the majority of scientific opinion hold that a cull will have "NO MEANINGFUL RESULT).

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