21 September 2020
Stop the Badger Cull
Badger culling doesn’t work. Thousands of badgers are being killed for no reason whatsoever.
The Conservatives support the badger cull because they say it will prevent the spread of bovine TB in cows. However, there is very little evidence to support this claim.
The UK first trialed badger culling in 1998. It didn’t work. The results showed that badger culling is an inhumane and ineffective way to protect farmers’ livelihoods. In 2013, another independent panel found that culls were ‘ineffective and inhumane’.
Nonetheless, the Conservatives made the badger cull an election promise, and badger culling began in 2013. Since then, around 15,000 badgers have been killed across our countryside, with the cull expanding every year.
What will the Green Party do?
Replace the cull with a humane vaccinations programme for both badgers and cows. Introduce rigorous TB testing, tighter controls for the movement of cattle, and strict biosecurity measures.
Take action on the intensification of farming which worsens the spread of disease in cows.
What can you do?
Write to your MP and local councillors. Demand that the cull is stopped and that humane and effective solutions to the spread of disease are developed.
Take direct action. Groups of activists will be going out to patrol for wounded badgers and release them from traps. Find out more at www.teambadger.org
What you can do in Derbyshire
If you are out walking in the Peaks, or anywhere between the river Derwent and the river Dove, please look out for the following signs of imminent badger culling: Cages, by walls, hedgerows, edges of woods (unless they have vaccination labels on top); Bait points, ie earth displaced with peanuts in and around or rocks with the same.
If you see these signs or anything equally suspicious, please contact this tip off line: 07717 466953
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