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ACTION ALERT: Badger Extermination to Be Entrusted to Farmers ! STOP BADGER KILLINGS !

Animals  (tags: england, minister, farmers, badgers slaughtered, poisoned, trapped, cruelty, protection )

- 3188 days ago -
Jim Paice, the Coalition Government's Agriculture Minister, has astonished and outraged animal welfare groups and scientists alike, with the announcement that farmers could be licensed to exterminate badgers in a misguided attempt to control bovine


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Simone D (1462)
Friday September 24, 2010, 10:03 pm
Write to the Minister of Agriculture politely but firmly expressing your opposition to badger culling. You can reach him at:

The Rt. Hon. James Paice
Minister of Agriculture and Food
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

The Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3Jr

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gail dair (0)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 12:39 am
noted ty

chris b (2474)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 3:49 am
Lunacy at it's worst more of the old stupidity served up in a different coloured glass!

Saturday September 25, 2010, 4:54 am
Noted and letter in process - Thanks Simone!

Saturday September 25, 2010, 5:44 am
Noted. Thank you, Simone.

Lars Pardo (68)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 8:15 am

i love the logic of the human species - it's not our intensive (factory) farms that's to blame, nor is it that we over-medicate farm animals, but rather it's the badgers, or the fox, or the (fill in the blank) that's to blame.

we can justify anything

Patrizia S (315)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 9:25 am

James W (257)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 10:50 am

Cindy C (125)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 11:04 am

Patricia Myers (73)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 11:08 am
noted thankyou

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 12:06 pm
Noted and sent email. There are very few badgers left in the US and none in my area. I would love to adopt one or more...

Ron M (52)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 12:49 pm
It would be nice if some people would attempt to grow an immune system so we can leave all the critters alone. And if it so happens somebody ends up with some horrible or incurable disease, is not the fault of any animal either. The animals luck seems to be running out all the time only in a futile attempt to save our own sorry butts!

janet f (29)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 1:01 pm
People won't be happy until every living thing is shot, poisoned, massacred and/or tortured into extinction.

Ana F (128)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 1:19 pm

ilja c (48)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 1:57 pm
hunt announced on Sept.20. will send.

Cynthia T (20)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 2:19 pm
Please include petitions so we can sign electronically. Thanks!

Jason Green (235)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 2:47 pm
letters and email sent

Dawnmarie Perez (17)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 4:28 pm
Mans inhumanity, i beleive man is the only creature on the planet that can think logically, then why is the world so F-KED UP!!! AND WHY ARE THEY KILLING OFF INNOCENT CREATURES!!! BELEIVE WERE ALL PART OF A LINK AND IF MAN KEEPS GOING THE WAY HE IS, HE WILL EVENTUALLY KILL OFF HIS OWN SPIECIES!!! and there will be no planet lieft as we "know it"!!!

Carol H (229)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 4:43 pm
noted, thanks Simone

Rebecca Stover (33)
Saturday September 25, 2010, 10:55 pm
Name: TBBC mailbox

Address: Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR

Here is the name, addy and email addy. It isn't that hard, really. Noted, email sent, tweeted, Thanks Simone!

Diane L (110)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 12:18 am
Completely illogical! I can see allowing farmers to shoot a badger that has become aggressive or a nuisance, but to PREVENT a communicable disease that it doesn't even carry itself is ascinine.

jennifer t (41)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 12:51 am
There should be an electronic petition.This is silly as very few people will write a letter.
poor badgers.This is cruel and disgusting.Stop this !!

Susan Pernot (75)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 7:28 am
Noted and letter sent.
This is pure stupidity, why can't humans realize the harm thet are doing affects the whole?

Linda Wallace (32)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 7:42 am
I wish that there was an electronic petition. It seems as if people all over the world are blaming animals for everything.

Marco Silva (9)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 7:50 am
Here is a template letter:

Dear Sr.

The proposals, which are the subject of a public consultation exercise, will encourage farmers in high risk TB areas to apply for licenses to shoot badgers on their land.

But the proposals have been damned by scientists. Badger expert Dr Rosie Woodroffe from the Institute of Zoology in London, who worked on the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT), the largest study ever undertaken on the effect of badger culling, was quoted in the Guardian as saying: "I think it is scientifically among the worst options they could have chosen."

The RBCT, which took place over a 10 year period up to 2007, concluded that “...badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain”. The report identified weaknesses in cattle TB testing, and the movement of cattle as being the major factors in the spread of TB.

Not only that, but while Jim Paice claims on the DEFRA website that strict criteria would be applied to ensure any culling is carried out "effectively, humanely, and with a high regard for animal welfare", there is real concern that some farmers may use the method that is cheapest, rather than most humane, leading to real animal welfare issues.

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Esther Z (94)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 8:03 am
Noted and e-mail sent. Marco D., thanks for posting the template letter! It helps those of us with limited time to give our causes.

Peggy A (109)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 8:35 am
Noted.Thank you Simone

Jere W (9)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 10:02 am
Noted thanks

Ron Avila (20)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 10:58 am

Charmaine C (177)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 11:33 am
Thanks for bringing this to the attention Simone and thank you to Marco for the useful template! I will definitely write and do all I can to help Badgers in the UK.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday September 26, 2010, 6:43 pm
You know the farmers will just put out indiscriminate poisons that will kill every animal it touches...

Charlene Rush (2)
Monday September 27, 2010, 9:09 am
Bad decision!!! Will we never learn how to live peacefully with our wildlife neighbors?

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday September 27, 2010, 5:39 pm
What in the name of all that is holy can they gain from an idiotic decision to kill these poor innocent badgers. It is always amazing to me how stupid those in charge are

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Tuesday September 28, 2010, 6:51 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 3, 2010, 11:29 pm
why don'\t we kill all pets too?....wrong...wake up

Dianne D (490)
Sunday October 10, 2010, 5:00 pm
email sent to Caroline Spelman asking her to reconsider the plan

Heidi L (88)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 12:45 pm
Email sent
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