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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 asking them to halt all plans to kill the innocent badgers and find better ways to control the tuberculosis outbreak.

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To the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom:

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

Mar 24, 2018 Christopher Lang
Mar 23, 2018 James Brown
Mar 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2018 adrian minns
Mar 23, 2018 Gerhard Herzog
Mar 23, 2018 Jamie Wallis
Mar 23, 2018 Lee Taylor
Mar 23, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 19, 2018 Lesley Adamson These animals used to be part of the countryside. They are now suffering from disease. They should not be killed; instead please find a solution to their illhealth and protect them.
Mar 18, 2018 Paula McCallister
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 17, 2018 Vittorio Renda
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Syroid
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk I highly doubt that bashers can transmit TB to cows.The UK is evil .As they allow greyhound fox hunts where greyhounds die and the fox is literally ripped apart.And this is ok with them A supposedly civilized country.Not a 3rd world country
Mar 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 Martine TRACQUI
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Kim DelMonico
Mar 15, 2018 Brooke Prather
Mar 15, 2018 Lance Kammerud
Mar 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 13, 2018 Valerie Passoa
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2018 Francisca Brechbuhler
Mar 10, 2018 Heidi Beckett
Mar 10, 2018 JM Holt Stop killing badgers!
Mar 10, 2018 Jim Spooner
Mar 10, 2018 Ann Conney
Mar 9, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Mar 9, 2018 Megan McCrea
Mar 9, 2018 Rissa Dodsworth Out of 57 dead Badgers pickedcup only 1 had traces of BOVINE TB!! Leave em be you catch more from Humans
Mar 9, 2018 Penny Geo
Mar 9, 2018 tammy bullock
Mar 9, 2018 Samantha Rogers
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Mar 9, 2018 sandra klein
Mar 9, 2018 annick baud
Mar 9, 2018 Ashley Cascante
Mar 8, 2018 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Mar 8, 2018 Nancy Olson
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Mar 7, 2018 Angela Hale
Mar 7, 2018 Marge Schwartz
Mar 7, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 6, 2018 Brayden Keys
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