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PETA Supports #TeamBadger

UPDATE: Most recent statement from Team Badger.

Badgers across England are currently being threatened: a planned cull will begin soon unless we can convince the government to stop the slaughter.

This cull is an extremely misguided plan to tackle bovine TB. The evidence that a mass slaughter of badgers would reduce levels of bovine TB is spurious at best.

The spread of bovine TB is, however, conclusively linked to the movement and intensive rearing of cattle in the meat and dairy industries, which ignore the fact that these sensitive, intelligent animals are subjected to exhaustion, pain, boredom, loneliness and fear. The best thing that all of us can do to protect badgers is in fact to dump meat and dairy products from our diets, addressing the root of bovine TB.

Find out more about the cull and the organisations that oppose it at TeamBadger.org and sign Brian May’s petition calling on the government to stop the cull.

 

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  1. avatar Patricia Cooke says:

    The proposed badger cull in England is both unnecessary and barbaric. When will Man (especially English Government Ministers) ever learn that Nature knows best – it has survived for millions of years without intervention from Man. The sheer arrogance of these people, thinking that they have a divine right to say what lives and what dies, beggars belief. Why is it O.K. for the Wales to vaccinate, thus preserving both badgers and cattle, but not for England? Added to all of this, the badger is a protected animal in U.K. so how come these arrogant people can override this? I am appalled by the whole sad and sorry business.

    • avatar Ryan Harris says:

      I agree whole heartedly with Patricia and could not have said it better myself, it’s disgusting!

    • avatar David says:

      Absolutely nature knows best. We should therefore ban medicine, cars, bicycles, television, the internet… have I been sarcastic enough yet?

    • avatar a realist says:

      The badgers need to be killed to stop the spread of the disease. Cows aren’t wondering from wood to filed to wood, but badgers are and carrying the disease so blaming the cows is simply misguided. The UK chief scientist also agrees with the action so the evidence is a little stronger than you make out.

      But that doesn’t suprise me, 95% of the people reading this are basically extremists. I dont agree with animal cruelty, but that means choose organic meat with high welfare standards. Dont waste the skin of an animal that has been slaughtered, show it respect by using as much of it as you can including as a fabric. Finally if there is a new drug that can cure my sick son, I want it tested on an animal to see if it kills or cures before I use it on my son, because he is more important than a mouse or rat.

    • avatar Kirsty says:

      Dear “a realist”… Why don’t you test the drug out on yourself before your son then if you’re so worried about him!? You son means nothing to that animal who is testing a drug for him. In fact, why don’t you personally test all the new drugs for everyone… What an excellent idea.

      A realist you say? There’s nothing more real than the torture of animals for human gain. It must be stopped. You are a horrendous individual for condoning fur… And to do it on the PETA website. Why don’t you just got to Baghdad and preach Christianity. You sorry excuse for a human being. Kill yourself

  2. avatar Mattias Jordan Carson says:

    As usual big headed, stuck up, know it all, heartless and stupid so called leaders, members of parliament and any other self obsessed and inflated personality holders make decisions that make no sense and affect everyone else but them because they like to play god.

    Humanity at its finest! as an atheist I don’t believe in hell but I really do hope there is a special place for people who make violent and horrible decisions, and that place will allow them to see there inhumane decisions and let them relieve it forever until these type of people cry themselves dry!

    My levels of frustration have reached a violent point, as you can tell by my writing.

  3. avatar Beth Laurents says:

    We have no right to cull these beautiful creatures.

  4. avatar Jane Davidson says:

    Why target these beautiful and defenseless animals?

  5. I couldn’t agree more. why don’t we vaccinate against TB and foot and mouth like other countries instead of wholesale slaughter of animals for no good reason. the money spent on culling could be spent on vaccinating!!

  6. avatar Amie says:

    Why do they have to kill them there so beautiful

  7. avatar jill says:

    why is the government taking this barbaric route, these lovely animals once protected from bateing are now going to be exterminated . it is discusting in this day & age this is going to be alloud to go ahead.i am both saddend & sickened

  8. I sign Mr.Brian May petition calling on the government to stop the a mass slaugther of badgers. Stop the cruelity to animals and do respekt to Nature.

    Libuse Mikova-Mika

  9. avatar Tara Clark says:

    I am against the proposed uk cull of badgers. Research has shown that culling makes very little difference in the fight against TB in cattle, badgers occupied land years before farmers built upon it, and feel t is their responsibility to protect their stock against possible infection whilst still respecting and preserving the wildlife they share their pastures with, like making pens, barns and fields more secure from badgers, there are currently tests being run on inoculations against TB in cattle and feel the government must focus on this and put their pitchforks and torches back in the barn as it were

  10. avatar Lisa says:

    I contacted MP here in Peterborough Cambridgeshire i received a letter back, looks like local MP’s are for the Cull thats bascially what was said in the letter aparently to protect cattle, what about the badgers?? the letter aferr reading blames the badgers because as they stated would find it difficult to vaccinate all of them to me its a cop out and the easy way out for them is to kill them. Very sad to say but after reading the letter i received this cull will happen and lots of innocent badgers will die

  11. avatar BaconLover says:

    But badgers taste like bacon when i kill and eat them

    • avatar Janice says:

      To Bacon lover – Well no one would want to eat YOU because it’s only too obvious what you’d taste of … sewage!!! So, watch out for the MAN EATING FLIES! I wish I could be there to see it.

  12. avatar zoe ruth says:

    Help there poor souls!please!

  13. avatar Mari Victoria says:

    Poor badgers never hurt us so why harm them? They have every right to live as we all do.

  14. avatar Joe says:

    2 years ago me and my mum managed to stop some people from the local area who were poisoning badgers using pieces of apple tainted with neurofen and anadin extra tablets. Theses “people” would place the apple pieces in the entrance of the set knowing the badgers would take it. We got the local wildlife rescue service in Salisbury involved (i worked for them for awhile) and the police. I haven’t found any since. Anyway, i can guarantee that the badgers in my local area will NOT be touched as i will be keeping a constant eye on them.

  15. avatar Ida says:

    although life can not be destroyed, killing shows the the human is lower than nothing and helps no how; when people can evolve this will stop happen, and understand no-one can take right of life or other over anyone or anything, in that is based the freedom of being, those people that hurt are destryoing themselves faster than the harm in which they dig into and need help, meanwhile the animal needs to be saved and defended and be left in freedom, that they can roam free and no fear.

    • avatar Janice says:

      My sentiments exactly Ida. Good on you! You should write to the government and tell them just that and while you are at it, ask them what became of democracy seeing as almost everyone in this country voted against badger culling. Not to mention the experts!!!

  16. avatar Ida says:

    although life can not be destroyed, killing shows the the human is lower than nothing and helps no how; when people can evolve this will stop from happening, and understand no-one can take right of life or other over anyone or anything, in that is based the freedom of being, those people that hurt are destryoing themselves faster than the harm in which they have digged themselves into and need help, meanwhile the animal needs to be saved and defended and be left in freedom, that they can roam free and no fear.

  17. avatar Ida says:

    corrected text:
    although life can not be destroyed, killing shows the the human can be lower than nothing and helps no how; when people can evolve this will stop happen, and understand no-one can take right of life or other over anyone or anything, in that is based the freedom of being, those people that hurt are destryoing themselves faster than the harm in which they dig into and need help, meanwhile the animal needs to be saved and defended and be left in freedom, that they can roam free and no fear.

  18. avatar patricia hazell says:

    I was under the impression that the government has abandonded the cull(at least for another year) to look into the alternative regarding vaccinating both badgers and cattle. I am sure this information was posted as a welcomed reprieve buy PETA or, another animal rights organization that I support. Anybody out there to varify this before I write to my MP for an explaination?
    Merry Christmas to all animal lovers.

  19. […] Brian May is a man of many talents, from playing guitar in Queen to getting a PhD in astrophysics. But this year, his gift for helping animals took the spotlight as he became an outspoken opponent of the British government’s plans to kill tens of thousands of badgers. […]

  20. Fantastic things. Carry on the excellent perform

  21. avatar barrie wheatley says:

    Leave the badgers free to live as they please.

  22. […] of badgers are likely to be killed in the UK, here’s a statement from Team Badger, (of which PETA is a member) on just how pointless and wrong this culling […]

  23. avatar Ryan Harris says:

    We have no right to inposes human will on wildlife, and I find it sick to even have people suggest something like this. Plus, the Badger is a protected animal!!!

  24. avatar Natalie Griffiths says:

    Pointless, cruel, un proven and total waste of the tax payers money. You should hand your heads in shame.
    The badger is a protected creature for a reason!

  25. avatar PAULINE WARD says:

    YOU ARE NOT GOD! YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO DECIDE WHO OR WHAT LIVES OR DIES YOU HAVE NO MORE OF A MORAL CHARACTER THAN HITLER!

  26. […] to our determination to protect wildlife – just look at the hundreds of thousands of people rallying behind Team Badger. Let’s not allow Fortnum & Mason, with its blatant disregard for animal welfare, to […]

  27. avatar Minty says:

    It’s cheaper to vaccinate them, and in country’s were there isn’t any of theses beautiful animals they still have TB.

  28. With killing of badgers will not be solve the problem with illnesses of cattle
    It is very serious if government treats badgers as part of nature non ethical and historicly wrong . This decision of massif killing of carresant badgers put all of us to dangerous.

    Libuse Mikova-Mika

  29. avatar Truth Doctor says:

    Trust PETA to manipulate and straw-man the issue at hand into one where exaggerated treatment of cattle is assumed.

    We should properly vaccinate the cattle but that is zero reason to stop eating meat, the condition of cattle in the UK is among the best in the world. Put your own damn agenda aside and focus on the issue at hand of protecting the badgers.

  30. avatar elena sollai says:

    It is useless: in country’s were there isn’t any of theses beautiful animals they still have TB

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