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A year-long study of badger behavior has revealed more complex social networks than previously understood. The new research, published in Current Biology, suggests that any management tactics that disrupt these networks -- much like the lethal culls underway in Great Britain -- are more likely to facilitate the spread of TB rather than prevent it. As the evidence for non-lethal interventions accumulates, the British government blindly continues the culls. Sign below to end the killing.
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The UK government is moving forward with a badger cull to attempt to eradicate cases of bovine tuberculosis that have been affecting the badger population. Farmers are saying the badgers are infecting their cattle, and the government's response has been to simply shoot the badgers.

The government lacks sound scientific evidence to prove that killing the badgers would alleviate the tuberculosis problem. There is no reason to kill these badgers in this way, especially with vaccination trials underway.

Write to the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to halt all plans to kill the innocent badgers and find better ways to control the tuberculosis outbreak.

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Dear Prime Minister David Cameron:

I am writing to address the plight of badgers in the UK. Because many of them have come down with tuberculosis, the government is moving forward with a mass badger cull. However, there is has been no research that can support the fact that killing them is the most logical idea.

Before you move ahead with the badger cull, I urge you to come up with a solution to the tuberculosis outbreak that doesn't involve any loss of life.

Please do not allow any innocent badgers to be killed for frivolous reasons that don't yet have any base in science.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Jan 29, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Jan 29, 2015 Viviane Harvey
Jan 29, 2015 Anna Maria Bindi
Jan 29, 2015 Oral Arthur
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel
Jan 28, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Jan 28, 2015 jill davis morrait seems this would be a good plan for one lab research center to tranqualize and take a few to be tested to prove who is right about the tuberculosis outbreak.instead of bunnies being blinded in a lab treat the tuberculosis first.i will send troops in to get rid
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 Marjatta Hartzell Oforji
Jan 28, 2015 Rebecca Lewis
Jan 28, 2015 Andreja Moderc
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Carlos Santana
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 27, 2015 Martin Quinn
Jan 27, 2015 Lourdes da Silva
Jan 27, 2015 Rick Eisenhuth
Jan 26, 2015 Anna Berglund
Jan 26, 2015 Kristine Richter
Jan 26, 2015 Tina Frier
Jan 26, 2015 Susan Dixon
Jan 26, 2015 Diane Wilson Please STOP this madness, it has achieved mothing up to now culling the badgers IT IS JUST MASS KILLING FOR NO POINT!!
Jan 26, 2015 Roswitha Brigitte Thoms
Jan 26, 2015 doretta hogan
Jan 26, 2015 Scott Cato
Jan 26, 2015 Geoffrey stanger Culling DOES NOT DO WHAT YOU CLAIM IT DOES-LOOK AT THE FRIGGING EVIDENCE!
Jan 26, 2015 W Allen
Jan 26, 2015 JoAnne Spiese
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 Julie Jackson
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Jan 25, 2015 Deborah Martin
Jan 25, 2015 DIANE MULHERN
Jan 25, 2015 IVONNE SANCHEZ
Jan 25, 2015 Mackenzie Cassels
Jan 24, 2015 Sally Dix
Jan 23, 2015 Ivonne Jungbauer
Jan 23, 2015 Anastasia Gounaris
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Jan 23, 2015 Shirley LaBarge
Jan 23, 2015 juan francisco castro
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Jan 22, 2015 Christine Müller
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Jan 21, 2015 Denise Burnison
Jan 20, 2015 Lori DiBacco

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