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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.

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Jul 22, 2014 Marco Simioni
Jul 22, 2014 Kelly Carpenter
Jul 22, 2014 julie hodges
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 john ingram
Jul 21, 2014 Fernanda haberman
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 lesley roberts
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Jul 21, 2014 Margaret Lees
Jul 21, 2014 Marsha Cole Stop The Cruel & Unfathomable Slaughter Of Innocent Life. Follow Science, Not Violence!
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Jul 21, 2014 Ulrica Sjögren
Jul 21, 2014 christa merken
Jul 20, 2014 Huney Goh
Jul 20, 2014 Kelly Tillman
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Jul 19, 2014 Ellen Gurtner
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Jul 19, 2014 LuAnn Bearer
Jul 18, 2014 GERALDINE FOX
Jul 17, 2014 Patti Mckinley
Jul 17, 2014 jewel valmont
Jul 17, 2014 Tiffany Rhodes
Jul 17, 2014 Annica Eriksson Please don´t shoot these innocent animals, there are other ways to help them by vaccination. Please help them, show some humanity!
Jul 16, 2014 Patricia Miklica
Jul 16, 2014 Kayla Brooks
Jul 16, 2014 Lisa Welchel
Jul 16, 2014 Maria Cau
Jul 16, 2014 Kristell Hemery
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Jul 14, 2014 Penny Porta
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