Save Newark and Sherwood Badgers from Culling Petition
A petition to state that Newark & Sherwood District Council should prohibit the culling of badgers on council-owned land and invest in vaccination programmes locally.
The wording of the petition is as follows:
This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Newark & Sherwood when DEFRA "rolls out" its culling policy in 2014. The object of the petition is to ensure that Newark & Sherwood's badger population is as safe as possible from slaughter and that the already available injectable badger vaccine against bTB is used in as many cases as possible. We ask this because we believe the culling policy is inhumane (DEFRA's measurement of "humaneness" is to time the screams of wounded badgers), inefficient (previous culls showed an increase in bTB because of badger movement) and unscientific (the majority of scientific opinion hold that a cull will have "no meaningful result"). Petition: We, the undersigned, call on Newark & Sherwood District Council to prohibit the culling of badgers on council-owned land and invest in vaccination programmes locally. We ask this because we believe culling to be inhumane, inefficient and unscientific.
The petition was requested by Mrs Jaime McMurtrie.
Number of Signatures: 50
Duration of Petition : 3 months
Closing date for submissions is: 16th April 2014.
This petition is now closed.