ePetition details

Save Staffordshire Council's Badgers From Culling.

We the undersigned petition the Staffordshire County Council to prohibit the culling of badgers on council owned-land and to invest in vaccination programmes locally. We ask this because we believe culling to be inhumane, inefficient and unscientific.

This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Staffordshire County Council when DEFRA "rolls out" it's culling policy in 2014. The object of the petition is to ensure that Staffordshire County Council's badger population is as safe as possible from slaughter and that the already available injectable vaccine against bTB is used in as many cases as possible. We ask this because we believe the culling policy to be inhumane, (DEFRA's measurement of "humaneness" is to time the screams of wounded badgers!) inefficient (previous culls have shown an increase in bTB because of badger movement) and unscientific (the majority of scientific opinion hold that a cull will have "no meaningful result")

Started by: Barbara Forster

This ePetition ran from 11/12/2013 to 11/12/2014 and has now finished.

346 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Staffordshire County Council agrees that this is a national issue and will continue to comply with all its statutory obligations and monitor the national picture.