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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


Apr 20, 2014 Pamela Griffin
Apr 20, 2014 McKenna Kramer
Apr 20, 2014 игорь козлов
Apr 20, 2014 james Fuller please listen to this
Apr 20, 2014 Faith Speidel
Apr 19, 2014 Iris Baker
Apr 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2014 Cheri Langlois As usual, it's kill first then do research. It is our fault they are dying...we should fix it, not kill them
Apr 19, 2014 Ellinor Sarin Stop killing animals! I hate you people! SAVE ALL ANIMALS!
Apr 19, 2014 Margaret Marcrum
Apr 19, 2014 Tatum Young Work to eradicate the disease not the carrier.
Apr 18, 2014 Brooke DeAngelo
Apr 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) I don't understand why you would decide to kill God's creatures without researching all avenues, their could be a better course of action that works for both man and animal. Please halt all plans and look into more research. Thank you
Apr 18, 2014 thomas sampliner
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 18, 2014 Pat Tapia
Apr 18, 2014 Betty Geist
Apr 18, 2014 Samantha Struthers
Apr 18, 2014 Bernadette Pillai
Apr 17, 2014 Jodi Perkins
Apr 17, 2014 rochelle symss
Apr 17, 2014 Elise McCoubrie
Apr 17, 2014 nettie priem
Apr 17, 2014 Irene Schütz
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 Cheyenne Carr Stop killing innocent animals, they have more of a right to live then humans.
Apr 17, 2014 MARLENE RANTZ PLEASE DO NOT KILL THE BADGERS! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Apr 17, 2014 Keri Jo Stop this!
Apr 17, 2014 Jenna Russell
Apr 17, 2014 Desburn Morris Why are you folks killing these wonderful animals for?
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Sue Butler
Apr 17, 2014 caherine romain
Apr 17, 2014 ANDROULLA SAVVA
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 pat blake
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Delores Peddycoart
Apr 16, 2014 Terry Smith
Apr 16, 2014 donna partlan
Apr 16, 2014 Stanis Mihm
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 julia watson
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 Neva Overstreet
Apr 16, 2014 Becky Hawkins
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 Elena Collins
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) I think first they need to look into what the cows are being fed and how the are kept. Are they allowed out to graze or just kept over crowded in feed lots. Don't be so quick to judge the badgers. Cows can be innoculated for the tuberculosis.

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