If like me you are a lover of wildlife and nature you might want to consider signing a petition to try to halt the proposed Badger cull by the Tory/Libdem Government. The petition has been set up by the Labour Party and can be found by contacting (www.campaignengineroom.org.uk) the Government have decided to go ahead with this despite public opinion and the scientific community being opposed to it.
The Government say that a cull will reduce the incidence of Bovine TB in cattle but the scientific evidence says it won't and could even increase the disease as badgers move away from areas where they are being culled. A previous 10 year scientific study concluded that culling badgers is not likely to reduce the numbers contracting Bovine TB and that a long term scientific approach is the best way forward. The petition in line with scientific thinking on this calls for a proper vaccination programme and better management of cattle movements. The quick knee jerk reaction to the problem here is the wrong way forward and we should do what we can to protect one of the country's most recognisable and best loved creatures.