The Welsh Cull of Badgers babies now born will starve to death when mum is slaughtered.
The Welsh Assembly voted this week to cull Badgers and to do it NOW, The young have just been born they will starve to death in their setts. It will be too late after 31/3/2011 Stop It Now.
There are too many independant Badger Cull petitions going on. We jsut need one to gather as many votes as possible. Any suggestions
Yvonne Anthony commented
WE HAVE RUN OUT OF TIME.........URGENT URGENT URGENT
TOMORROW, Wednesday 23/3/2011 will probably go down in history as the day the BRITISH PEOPLE SLAUGHTERED THE BADGERS. That so called governing and resposible supposedly caring people Members of the Welsh Assembly will decide, a week earlier than supposed to, without considering the petitions and consultation responses from the general public.
There is a motion being put forward to the Assembly to annul the decision by Ellis Jones to go ahead with the cull. Lets hope enough MP's care about the wildlife of Wales to vote No to the Cull.
Please join me, early and throughout the morning, ring every newspaper, radio ststion, TV station and if you can get to Cardiff join Brian May who will be attending the Assembly in support of the badgers.
Block the switchboards with calls, send e-mails, be polite but generally make their lives hell until they realise they must vote NO to the CULL.
The Welsh Assembly Government will debate tomorrow (Wednesday March 23) whether to carry out its plan to kill badgers as new figures show big reductions in cattle TB.
The area designated for the killing is in Dyfed, where the cattle toll has fallen by 45 percent over the last two years without any culling policy. This is since Health Check Wales was introduced which ensured that all animals were tested, some of which would not otherwise have been checked for another four years.
In Great Britain as a whole the fall in cattle deaths last year was 10 percent and 18 percent over the last two years, but the demands for badgers to be killed continue.
The figures for herds found to contain infected cattle show, over the two years, a net reduction in breakdowns of 309, or six percent. In the same period the number of herds tested went up from 53,822 in 2008 to 60,523 last year. This increase of 12 percent. revealed 101 more cases.
David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, said: “If more are tested more will be found – no bad thing in the long run. The improvements are thanks to more regular testing and movement restrictions - all without killing badgers. In reality the beef and dairy industries should be congratulated on the success they have achieved. On this evidence their efforts and sacrifices are starting to pay off, as predicted by the Independent Scientific Group which oversaw Defra's Randomised Badger Culling Trial. Movement restrictions should not be seen as a blight but as essential to consolidate recent gains. Any idea that they would be unnecessary if all the badgers were killed is preposterous".
Culling badgers simply won't work. It has been tried in Ireland. it could even make the situation worse. Trapping and shooting them is inhumane. There are alternatives which the Welsh Assembly Government chooses to ignore. There could be much needed improvements to cattle vaccines for bovine TB; a badger vaccine is being developed, why not invest in it? Also, there should be tighter controls on movement of cattle and harsher penalties for those farmers who readily contravene the law. There should be better biosecurity on farms too to stop badgers getting to cattle feed troughs. Cattle to cattle transmission though accounts for a high percentage of bovine TB infection.
Jonny 5 commented
There is already a suggestion running for this one, best to consolidate all the votes into one place.
Yvonne Anthony commented
Please don't let the government slaughter 73% of these beautiful animals. They don't even know how many badgers there are so how can they calculate 73% they will be trapped and shot or shot free running, in the dark, at night, and the babies will be left to slowly starve to death. Sill feel a human if you allow this to happen, not somewhere 3rd world but Britain.