The cruel and misguided extermination of wildlife continues in the UK this week, as the government has recommenced its horrific programme of badger culling – or killing, to call a spade a spade – in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
As a member of Team Badger, we are one of 25 different organisations with a total of 2 million supporters who are calling for the second year of badger culling in Somerset and Gloucestershire to be stopped.
Dr Brian May, one of the most outspoken opponents of the widely condemned cull, summarised the shocking … Read more.
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 tuberculosis (TB). The evidence that a mass slaughter of badgers would reduce levels of bovine TB is spurious at best.
Yesterday, thousands of people marched through central London to show their support for badgers and object to the cull.
There is some hope for badgers. PETA is campaigning against the cull as part of Team Badger. Most of you … Read more.
Shy, elusive, nocturnal – just some of the words that spring to mind when you try to describe the badger. This most ancient Briton is adapted for life underground, and spottings are rare – yet beneath the mysterious surface, these are remarkable animals.
The following are some reasons why we should be celebrating badgers, not planning to massacre them:
- Badgers have been present in the British Isles for at least 300,000 to 400,000 years.
- Badgers are great builders. Their underground homes, or setts, are often highly complex, with
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In the light of this week’s distressing news that thousands 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 is:
The Government’s determination to go ahead with the badger cull this summer once again proves how misguided and out of step with scientific fact and public opinion it is on this issue. Culling badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB. Not only is the practice inhumane and
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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.
A badger “is a wonderful, sentient being”, Brian told the world, spreading the message on TV and the radio, in newspapers and on social media as part of “Team Badger”, a coalition of groups opposed to the ill-advised cull. His passion and … Read more.
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 … Read more.