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Thank You for Signing My Petition: Government Rules Out Badger Cull!!

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The Government today ruled out a cull of badgers to tackle the rising toll of TB in cattle. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn told the Commons that having a cull could end up making the disease worse and he was not prepared to take that risk.

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Ceci B (563)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 4:52 am
I sent my petition to the target in early June this summer and they replied that they'd take it into consideration when making the decision. It seems to have worked!! Thank you everyone for signing!! :)

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 5:18 am
Thank you for sending your petition to your target, Cissy.I do belive that your petition, and all of our signatures may have made a difference,(no matter how small) and I thank you sincerly for taking the time to care for our animals and the environment.

Ceci B (563)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 5:20 am
I agree, everything counts. :) ((hugs))

Elena P (549)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 6:03 am
Great news. Thank you Cissy for making it happen! Big hugs right back to you!

Joanna D (216)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 6:23 am
Thanks Cissy
Please remember: badgers are safe in ENGLAND but not in UK - Welsh badgers still need a help:

http://www. viva. org. uk/campaigns/badgers/action. htm

Going against solid scientific advice the Welsh Assembly have voted to allow badger culling to go ahead in Wales. This will be a wildlife massacre of an almost unprecedented scale - and for nothing. The largest report into bovine TB found that badger culling would actually make the situation worse by displacing surviving badgers.

It is not too late to try and make them see sense!

Please write a polite letter to Elin Jones AM, the Minister for Rural Affairs (even if you dont live in Wales!):

Elin Jones AM
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Or email:

using the following sample letter:

Dear Minister

I was extremely disappointed to hear that the Welsh Assembly has voted for a badger cull in Wales. Especially as England has now decided against a badger cull.

This move goes against the advice of the largest ever study into the spread of bovine TB which found that culling badgers would have no meaningful impact on the spread of the disease – and would actually make it worse. The real culprit is bad farming practices. Despite intensive culling of badgers in the Republic of Ireland the proportion of infected herds has remained largely constant since culling intensified in 2002. Whereas, Northern Ireland has virtually halved infection, through effective cattle controls without badger culling. I urge you to follow Northern Ireland’s lead and call off the cull – it will achieve nothing, only needlessly cost the lives of thousands of wild animals and tarnish the reputation of Wales.

Yours sincerely

Ceci B (563)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 6:26 am
Thank you Elena!! ((hugs)) and thank you for the info, Joanna! You could make a petition on it, too. I would sign!

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 8:56 am
Yes, Joanna...start a petition )PLEASE! I'll sign it, and take it to my friends. Petitions can be, (and ARE) effective....THEY ARE NOT SPAM!!!!!!

Joanna D (216)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 9:21 am
Thanks for your enthusiasm. First of all I think that Cissy shoul send the petition to Welsh gov as it is petition for BRITISH - so Welsh as well badgers !!!
I try to find all petitions for Welsh badgers and post them here:
RSPCA petition:

Ceci B (563)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 9:28 am
Joanna, I think it'd be better if it was for the Welsh badgers... The target here is all wrong for the Welsh badgers, as is the letter... and the petition was closed more than a month ago. I no longer have the signature report. A new petition would be a great idea. Do create it Joanna, and I'll cross-post it!! You have all the info on it, it'd only take ten minutes. Thanks!

Joanna D (216)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 9:33 am
Instead of postcode you can write country - works!!

Ceci B (563)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 9:36 am
Joanna, please read my last comment again. Thanks for caring for the badgers, and again, I will sign your petition if you create it. Thanks.

Brenda H (29)
Saturday July 12, 2008, 9:41 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 13, 2008, 5:30 am
thank you..noted it is so good to hear some good news!!!

Bruce McDaniel (62)
Sunday July 13, 2008, 10:22 am
Great news, noted. God gave us all of our creatures great and small and it is our job to take care of them.

Ceci B (563)
Monday July 14, 2008, 1:19 am
Thanks for noting everyone!! :) I know the badgers would thank you too.
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