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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

Jul 5, 2015 Rosina Harrison
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 jeanettte stewart
Jul 4, 2015 Mandy Korall
Jul 4, 2015 Shelli Castanos Slaughtering of a species of animals is not a solution to the outbreak of TB in these innocent animals. We are a humane and knowledgeable population and certainly can resolve this issue in a much better way..
Jul 3, 2015 carol spaulding
Jul 3, 2015 Marie Maciel
Jul 3, 2015 Chantel Ramnanan
Jul 3, 2015 caroline butler
Jul 3, 2015 Pola Alemao
Jul 3, 2015 Marco Escalante
Jul 3, 2015 Tedd Moore
Jul 3, 2015 Kellie Criswell
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Andrew Petracca
Jul 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 2, 2015 Elaine NT
Jun 30, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jun 30, 2015 Pauline Seymour
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Get some proof that it's even the badgers fault, first! Bovine Tuberculosis can be carried and transferred by ALL mammals, including people. Find a way to manage this instead of senselessly killing poor innocent animals. You wouldn't kill your grandma.
Jun 30, 2015 Diane Ratcliffe
Jun 29, 2015 Ali Van Zee
Jun 29, 2015 Francisco cazares
Jun 29, 2015 Lynn Munson
Jun 28, 2015 Carolann Hynes
Jun 28, 2015 Janet Lindsey
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Alicja Bożek
Jun 28, 2015 Jo Barber
Jun 28, 2015 Jeff Morris
Jun 28, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 27, 2015 Flo Schneider
Jun 27, 2015 Linda Astleford I am writing 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.
Jun 27, 2015 Jan Ingle
Jun 27, 2015 Lisa Haut
Jun 26, 2015 Linda Christiansen
Jun 26, 2015 Pamela MELANDER
Jun 26, 2015 nuvoletta Zanardi
Jun 25, 2015 Cuello Amanda
Jun 25, 2015 Stelios Armenis
Jun 25, 2015 pat carey There is a better humane way. Management is always better than slaughter.
Jun 25, 2015 L.A. Peace
Jun 24, 2015 Trina Snow
Jun 24, 2015 Ruth Rudin
Jun 24, 2015 BLANCA Trenche
Jun 24, 2015 Sam Dimes
Jun 24, 2015 Adam Fransella
Jun 24, 2015 Lori Anderson

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