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ePetition details

Save Leicestershire County Council's Badgers from Culling

We the undersigned petition the Council to prohibit the culling of badgers on council owned land and invest in vaccination programmes locally.We ask this because we believe culling to be inhumane, inefficient and unscientific.

This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Leicestershire County Council when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014.The object of the petition is to ensure that Leicestershire County Council's badger population is as safe as possible from slaughter and that the already available injectable badger vaccine against bTB is used in as many cases as possible.We ask this because we believe the culling policy is inhumane (DEFRA's measurements of "humaneness" is to time the screams of wounded badgers), inefficient (previous culls showed an increase in bTB because of badger movement) and unscientific (the majority of scientfic opinion hold that a cull will have "no meaningful result").

Started by: sarah ellis

This ePetition ran from 16/01/2014 to 15/09/2014 and has now finished.

177 people signed this ePetition.

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