Campaign to Stop the Cull
There was public outrage last year when the government would not rule out gassing as a way to kill badgers. Following the failed pilot culls Defra confirmed that it had commissioned ‘desk research’ into this method of killing badgers. It has now been revealed through a Freedom of Information request from our friends at Humane Society International, that this threat has become even more real.
The government has now started field trials into the gassing of badger setts although no badgers or other animals have yet been involved in the tests.
The gassing of badgers was rightly banned nearly three decades ago in England. We are determined that the failure of the pilot culls must not be used as an excuse to use cruel methods of killing badgers in order to meet targets.
Take urgent action for badgers now!