What gives the vile disgusting Tories the right to massacre 33,000 defenceless badgers who have as much right to exist as any other creature. A total of eleven new licenses have been issued.
The majority of people oppose the massacre of badgers but yet again the Tories do what the hell they like regardless of democracy,
ethics -sadly an alien concept to the Tories – or plain and simple common decency.
Huge increase in badger culling will see up to 33,500 animals shot
Up to 33,500 badgers will be shot this autumn in an attempt to control tuberculosis in cattle, a huge rise from the 10,000 killed in 2016.
The government has announced that 11 new badger cull areas have been licensed, adding to the 10 already in place. Devon now has six badger culls under way, with Somerset and Wiltshire having three each, with others in Cheshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
As usual it’s all about money, they don’t give a damn about the cows. It is simply killing one animal, badgers, so that there are more of another animal, cows, to kill to satisfy the palates of meat eaters in order for them to eat a food that is not natural and eaten simply for pleasure, while making a profit of course. That’s what it is all about these days profit profit bloody profit at the expense of most people, other animals and the environment.
I waited a couple of days before posting but so far there are no current petitions, at least none that I can find, relating directly to this new round of killings, if anyone knows of a petition please leave a link in the comments.
Update Sept 16th – Thank you to Animalista Untamed for finding the following petition and information concerning the latest culling.
Please sign and share:
Stop the UK Badger Cull
“In 2013 the British Government started its current and unrelenting campaign of badger culling to counteract the devastation and spread of bovine TB in cattle. In response to the mass opposition by over 300,000 members of the public, badger groups, and wildlife campaigners DEFRA appointed an Independent Expert Panel to assess the effectiveness of the culls; the IEP assessed the culls as ‘ineffective and inhumane’.”
Continue reading for current detailed information and other actions you may take:
Here is a related petition
Demand those responsible for the illegal snaring and shooting of badgers in the Peak District area of England are prosecuted.
In any circumstance a letter or e-mail is helpful to leave the government in no doubt concerning public opinion.
Write to your MP particularly if he or she is a Tory expressing politely your objects to the cull/killing
Contact your MP:
Labour have pledged to end the cull/killing but it might be an idea to write to them anyway and make your protest as it will show the level of public opposition to this disgusting massacre of animals who have a much right to inhabit the countryside which is their natural environment as we have.
A message from Bill Oddie
Related Links for more information
The government has just admitted the badger cull isn’t working. But it’s going to kill another 30,000 of them anyway.
On Monday 11 September, the government released a report [pdf] showing that the so-called ‘Badger Cull’ hasn’t actually worked. But at exactly the same time, it also announced a sharp increase in the cull; which could mean up to [pdf p13-14] another 33,841 being killed (more than a 200% increase on 2016).
Read more and do check out the report by clicking the link report [pdf]
League Against Cruel Sport
Stop the badger cull
Keep an eye on what’s happening and join the action if possible:
Hunt Saboteurs Association on Twitter https://twitter.com/HuntSabs