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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

Aug 27, 2016 Carla Horn
Aug 25, 2016 Tina Oecal
Aug 25, 2016 susan lim
Aug 24, 2016 rick horne
Aug 24, 2016 Anne-Britt Ose Kaltun
Aug 24, 2016 Isabel Hepburn
Aug 22, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Aug 22, 2016 Foteini Horbou Keep in mind "The wind in the willows" and behave properly to Badger!
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Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Hatfield
Aug 19, 2016 Scott Uribe
Aug 18, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 17, 2016 kendra cope I know some people think of animals as less and that the earth belongs to us and only us, but I truely believe its for everyone and not our right to kill any other creatures.
Aug 17, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen McGovern
Aug 16, 2016 ROMA BLOCK
Aug 16, 2016 Joan Yanicke
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Aug 15, 2016 Jerome Peterson
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Aug 13, 2016 kellyann morander
Aug 13, 2016 ailcia jarrett
Aug 12, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Aug 11, 2016 Thea Stevens
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Aug 11, 2016 Leslie Ayers To the present Prime Minister, there should not be a badger cull ever. Enough of these beautiful animals get killed on British roads every year just trying to cross them so an additional cull shouldn't be needed. Do something good; stop the cull.
Aug 11, 2016 heather kirk
Aug 11, 2016 Audrey Kuntzmann
Aug 10, 2016 Jole Lheureux
Aug 10, 2016 Kathy Meier Please do some more careful thinking about finding the solution. We have tuberculosis solutions for humans: would any of them be applicable to badgers? Please consider alternatives to mass killings of the badgers. Thank you---Kathy
Aug 10, 2016 Kellie Thompson
Aug 10, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec

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