Common sense prevails…for now
As part of Team Badger, and along with all the key wildlife conservation and protection organisations, I am delighted that the government has decided to postpone plans for the proposed pilot badger cull in the UK - which would mean the death of thousands of badgers – until the summer of 2013. Whilst this is not the end of the battle to ban the cull once and for all, it is hopefully a major step in the right direction.
Thank you so much to the 160,000 caring citizens (many of whom are Born Free supporters) who signed the petition. Without you this would not be possible. Badgers are a significant part of the UK’s wildlife population and, although we all want to see an end to bovine TB, an unethical and ill-advised cull lacks not only scientific credibility but widespread public support. It is simply unacceptable.