One Voice For Badgers
We are told that in June this year the guns will be shooting badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire. Unless there is a huge swell of public opinion this is going to happen. The clock is ticking...
There needs to be ‘One voice for badgers’ and this is what the Badger Protection League is providing. Any organisation against the cull can be represented on this site. You don’t have to be a wildlife society. Let’s show the government how many of us will be fighting against the action of killing badgers in our countryside.
"It is in the interest of both farming and conservationists to eradicate Bovine TB in the British Isles. The way forward is undoubtedly vaccination for both cattle and wildlife. Culling is not an answer."
"It is a desperately sad indictment of our two-faced attitude to our wildlife that badgers will soon be shot in the UK . This insane exercise will drive a hugely counter-productive divide between our beleaguered farmers and the public. Science shows culling doesn't work . Killing is not a solution but vaccination may be so please help me campaign against a senseless slaughter and if you can afford a donation to further our vaccination programme - thank you."Chris Packham
"It is sickening to think that over two thousand badgers will be shot in the next few weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire as an experiment. This is simply to see if this is a humane, safe and effective way of dispatching them, a kind of lethal research process in which animal welfare amounts to nothing: the earlier title 'Randomised Badger Culling Trial' says it all. Vaccinating remains the only way to protect badgers and cattle from Bovine TB."Joanna Lumley
We are encouraging farmers to vaccinate their badgers rather than to kill them. There are many, many farmers who have no wish to have their badgers killed. The views of the NFU and other farming organisations do NOT reflect the majority of farmers. We will endeavour to help any farmer wishing to have their badgers vaccinated. Please help us to do this by donating towards the vaccine.
Despite the Parliament debate which resulted in 147 against Badger Culling and 28 for, the government continues to work towards a cull in 2013. Letters to M.P.s are still so important to keep up the pressure, so keep writing please. We need to let them know that we aren’t going away.Write to your MP.
- Sign the e-petition here - It’s already reached 214,666 since September 7th 2012, we have been able to force a debate in parliament. Please keep getting other people to sign.
- £25 will help towards the cost of vaccinating one badger.
- £500 will help to protect a sett.
PLEASE VISIT OUR JUST GIVING PAGE AND MAKE A DONATION. WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE WE WILL VALUE AND MAKE GOOD USE OF. LET’S STOP THIS UNNECESSARY SLAUGHTER - NOW!
Fundraising is administered by SWWR on behalf of the BPL.
Any funds not used for vaccinations will go nationally towards the care of badgers. ￡2.50 from each donation will be used for administration purposes.