Even in the face of failure and with the weight of scientific and public opinion staunchly opposed to culling, the Environment Minister is not listening.
It’s time to take this to the top. To have any hope of stopping the cull roll out, Number 10 needs to feel the pressure.
Send your email to Number 10.
Why the badger cull will fail...
The pilot badger culls began in Somerset and Gloucestershire in August 2013 as part of government measures to try and control the spread of bovine TB - they ended in failure. They pilot culls failed to meet their ‘targets’ and there have been an embarrassing and costly catalogue of errors from start to finish. Despite this, the culls could soon roll out across the country.
As culling cannot be selective many perfectly healthy badgers will be slaughtered as ‘collateral damage’. In fact, as many as six out of seven badgers killed could be bTB free.
We believe that vaccination, increased levels of testing and improved biosecurity are more effective ways of dealing with bovineTB in the long term.
Download our report Backing badgers-Why the cull will fail (974 KB) for more information about the flawed scientific arguments used to justify the cull.
How you can help...
The Environment Minister has speculated that if the culls are rolled out then hard culling could take place for the next ‘20-25 years’, which it is estimated could cost 100,000 badgers their lives.
1,861 badgers have been needlessly slaughtered so far. Let's make sure they’re the last...
Act now! Email Number 10 and urge them to call off the culls.