38 Degrees petition to stop the badger cull
The government has announced plans to start culling badgers.
There's been a big debate among 38 Degrees members about these culls.
Some of us believe killing badgers would be wrong under any
circumstances. Some of us believe that if the science really proved that
shooting badgers could make a real dent in the cow TB problem, it would
be a tragic necessity.
But 87% of us agree on this: the government's current plans to shoot England's badgers simply don't stack up. The government’s own scientific advisers warn that it won't solve the problem of TB in cattle, and could even make it worse.
Government scientists say that if a cull isn’t carried out “in a
co-ordinated, sustained and simultaneous manner according to the minimum
criteria, then this could result in a smaller benefit or even a
The government is consulting on the plans right now. If we don't stop them, badger shoots could begin in a matter of months. Can you take 30 seconds now to add your name to the petition?