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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

Dec 20, 2014 Mrs Marty Mathieson
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 Cassondra Macaulay
Dec 19, 2014 Dave Rogers
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 Ruby Davidson Fusco
Dec 18, 2014 Mariska van Staden
Dec 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Dec 17, 2014 Jermaine Ammari
Dec 17, 2014 Deborah Arnold
Dec 17, 2014 Elise McCoubrie
Dec 17, 2014 Tamara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Lloyd Edwards The power of the farming lobby to get the government to do it's bidding to cull badgers undermines UK democracy. The will of the vast majority of UK citizens are against this & expect their voices to be heard to stop this vile practice.
Dec 17, 2014 Alexandra Meyer
Dec 17, 2014 emanuela truzzi
Dec 17, 2014 jeanine mielke
Dec 16, 2014 teagan hill
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Evelyn Reynolds
Dec 15, 2014 Peter Burton
Dec 15, 2014 Mary Chavez
Dec 15, 2014 Mark Trotman
Dec 15, 2014 Irene Stowe
Dec 14, 2014 Virginia Pabst
Dec 14, 2014 ankie brunschot
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Dec 13, 2014 Sabine Danelon
Dec 12, 2014 diane luke
Dec 12, 2014 Edward Aumack
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Dec 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 11, 2014 rui pina
Dec 11, 2014 Iwona Mas
Dec 10, 2014 Jean Blake
Dec 10, 2014 Elisabetta Argenta
Dec 10, 2014 Serena-Sheree Incorvil
Dec 10, 2014 Carolina Luzardo
Dec 10, 2014 Belinda Lopez
Dec 10, 2014 Kathy Aprile
Dec 10, 2014 MaryCaroline Shown
Dec 10, 2014 Hedricka Samytowski Please stop the killing and think of other solutions
Dec 10, 2014 Teri Barribeau
Dec 10, 2014 Patricia Freeman
Dec 10, 2014 Fernanda Morais
Dec 9, 2014 cathy anderson
Dec 9, 2014 Alfiya Topchiy
Dec 9, 2014 m McDow
Dec 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) This is just another example of government stupidity. Panic first, destroy then find out the truth. It has to stop.
Dec 8, 2014 Laurie Chuppa

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