10,000 Badgers Could Be Killed in This Year’s Culls

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The cruel badger cull has been rolled out to three more counties in England – meaning that thousands more wild animals are likely to be killed this year.

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The government is increasing the number of areas where badgers will be killed, issuing licences to parts of Herefordshire, Cornwall, and Devon, in addition to the culling that has already been happening in Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Dorset.

Massacring wildlife in this way is wrong on every level – here’s why:

  • It’s inhumane. According to the government’s own report, hundreds of badgers who’ve been killed so far took more than five minutes to die.
  • It’s unfair. Badgers shouldn’t be used as a scapegoat for poor practices by dairy farmers which have led to a rise in disease in cows.
  • It’s expensive. Last year’s killings cost taxpayers a staggering £1,212 per badger killed. The next round of culling will incur estimated costs of £33.6 million.
  • It’s ineffective. There’s no sound scientific evidence that killing badgers prevents the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). Experts suggest that other approaches, such as increased disease testing, would be far more successful – and wouldn’t harm thousands of wild animals.

It’s hard to believe that the government wants to continue with this shameful and misguided attack on badgers – sensitive social animals who’ve been present in the British Isles for at least 300,000 years.

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  • Gaynor Mather commented on September 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Unproven destruction of wildlife!
    It’s just a “to be seen to be doing something” instead of addressing the REAL problem…….surely TB couldn’t be related to “human” error??

    • Antony jefferies commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Badgers are a part of. The country side.

      • Dave Cross commented on September 13, 2016 at 3:03 am

        Yes, badgers are here because they are an integral part of our ecosystem! The needless killing is assinine and totally unnecessary! Many people are in it for the thrill of the kill? Unstable? Hell, YES!

    • Adrian Turner commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      What we need is an effective vaccine against the disease, No disease has been beaten without.

    • Marie Fearne commented on September 10, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Apparently there is a shortage of bcg vaccine so the humans get it instead of the cows; in which case the blood thirsty wild life murderers have carte blanch to do their worse. Cawardly that, reducing it to a choice between humans and animals.

    • Susan Nicholson commented on September 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Badgers are nfected with BOVINE TB killing our wildlife and humans so its the cows that need to be vaccinated. Need more shaving brushes?
      Why not take the steps some farmers advocate by capturing the badgers; test them; those that are positive destroy and vaccinate those that are re-released? Too much hassle and too much money but we don’t mind starting wars, droughts, and destroying their habitats by an ever increasing population and all that accompanies the increases.

    • dawn ransley commented on September 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      about time this government listened to the people who are opposed to this barbaric killing instead of just keeping farmers happy, there is a vaccine available but the farmers are too mean to use it and prefer to blame the badgers instead which has been scientifically proven that killing badgers is not going to help to prevent tb which is not helped by movement of cattle. i come from farming stock and it is common sense to me to stop this problem farmers need to have all cattle vaccinated, end of !!!

      • Debbie commented on September 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        I wrote to my local MP who agrees with the cull!! Nasty man. Very disappointed.

      • John Taylor commented on September 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

        I ceased contacting my MP because his response is anything but relating to my comments. I believe our government(?) has far too many backers who support anything that swells their share value.

      • Michael Banks commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        John Taylor, keep bombarding your MP with emails, letters and petitions – If people like you keep fighting and bringing this subject to your MP’s attention, he/she will have to consider it. Make it a massive political issue in your area – in other words, scare your MP into action.

    • cheryl wheeler commented on September 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      It is not the badger causing this problem, it is the way we farm due to an ever increasing population

      • Michael Banks commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        John Taylor, keep bombarding your MP with emails, letters and petitions – If people like you keep fighting and bringing this subject to your MP’s attention, he/she will have to consider it. Make it a massive political issue in your area – in other words, scare your MP into action.

      • Una Wareham commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

        Totally agree — its the way the cows are kept — their immune systems a re compromised — bad management yet the badger has to suffer

    • Mark Marshall commented on October 7, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Please leave the ecosystem alone, and respect living creatures.

    • Renate commented on October 28, 2016 at 2:00 am

      Badgers get that disease from the cows and the humans, NOT the way around……….

  • Elisabeth Rodenwoldt commented on September 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Stop it. Killing Baggers. Thats shameful.

    • David Dracup commented on September 10, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Killing Baggers might be shameful but culling badgers is necessary to save the dairy industry

      • Janie commented on September 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm

        David, because of the arrogant way you think, perhaps culling people like YOU should be considered necessary to save both the decent people of the human race and our beloved animals. I rest my case.

      • Beverly commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

        That’s the problem so many uneducated about the problem people like David around

      • Nana commented on October 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

        Why should we save the dairy industry in the first place??!!! No other adult mammal drinks milk apart from humans and the negative consequences of regular milk consumption have already been scientifically proven. There’s a host of serious diseases that can be linked directly to the consumption of dairy products. And as for red meat and how harmful that is, it’s common knowledge now. So yes, why on earth should we try to save this kind of industries?

  • Samantha commented on September 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    What the bloody he’ll are we doing to protect our animals and wildlife?
    We are disgusting.
    The inhumane way are farm animals are treated is also despicable.

    • Susan commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      I agree with Samantha. What the “humans” are doing to animals is inhumane. Some humans don’t even deserve the title. They are hateful and despicable to wild, farm and domesticated animals. Young children torture pets and all they get is a shame on you. They should have to spend a night in kiddie jail away from doting parents who allow them to begin their torturous ways without any kind of punishment.

      • harry barrett commented on October 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        once u kill a species of wildlife like the badger its gone u cant bring it back makes u wonder what sort of idiots their are in goverment .

    • Rika commented on September 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      I fully agree with you Samantha!!

  • Chelle commented on September 7, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Please stop

  • Jan Gale commented on September 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Stop it now

  • Anita Andrews commented on September 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Please stop this.. it doesnt work and it it’s cruel. We love badgers. !!

    • SHEILAGH POOLE commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      time it was stop,d is dos not work , and is just needles and crul,

  • Cynthia price commented on September 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    It is so much folk lore to state that badgers spread t.b start believing in the truth and not in the people who wish to make money from guns and anti-biotics

  • Barb Rosa commented on September 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    against ‘all’ abuse & cruelty, no respect, test & use faux fur not ‘our’ precious animals

    • Barb Rosa commented on September 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      against ‘all’ abuse & cruelty

      • Mika Ashley-Hollinger commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:15 am

        Please stop this…it’s cruel and inhumane!

  • junker commented on September 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    stopp this killing.thats not right.animals also have right to live on earth.

  • Wendy Taylor commented on September 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Just stop before they are massacred! We have no right as nothing has be proven!

  • Gloria macari commented on September 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    This is disgusting , we do not need to do this,it is inhuman,cruel. Stand up for Britains Badgers. Stop the cull NOW.

  • Sharon Pawlett commented on September 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    This is ineffective, it’s the farmers that are responsible for TB not badgers

  • Naomi jones commented on September 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Who is playing God and deciding what wildlife has to die
    DISGUSTING

  • Lisa murtagh commented on September 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Very wrong

  • Edmundo commented on September 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Stop this abuse

  • Christine Gosling commented on September 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Leave these beautiful creatures in peace. Stop the killings.

  • Janine Clynch commented on September 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    The 33.6 million could be better used by introducing safer farming practice, dissease control by securing farm animals in shelterd dwellings overnight, etc. Above all as far as im concerned cows should not be bred in areas inhabited by badgers….to protect badgers from unneccessary inhumane culing. Why do we as humans choose to make one species of animal more important than the other. One cannot exhist without the other. We all have an important role to play in maintaining an equilibrium in the circle of life on this planet. In what way will our planet benefit if we oblitorate our wildlife heritage all in the name of irrisponsable, lasy, slap dash farming methods. Farmers should not only provide for the masses responsibly, they should also be holding the torch and blazing a trail for conservation of a once untouched wilderness and the wild animals that live in it. To survive humans have moved into vast areas of untouched countryside to feed the masses by farming land….damaging natural habitat and threatening the survival of our wild animals. These animals disserve our respect and protection, as do our farm animals. They are equaly important. Neither disserve the death sentances we as humans so nonshalantly dol out. This badger cul is a disgrace and a lazy inhumane way of dealing with the issue of bovine tb. I wish the government would actually make a responsable, humane deccission that possitively benefits badgers and farm animals

  • Dorothy Talbot commented on September 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Stop killing all these badgers it doesn’t do any good you are killing for no reason leave the Badger alone.

  • Vivien Cooper commented on September 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Stop killing badgers

  • Carol C commented on September 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Why are badgers a protected species on one hand. People who disturb a badgers sett are prosecuted by law then on the other hand they decide to KILL 10, 000 of them.Bloody ludicrous if you ask me. Cattle would still have TB if they killed all the badgers in England!

    • Catherine Williams commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      I AGREE, IT IS DISGRACEFUL THAT OUR IDIOTIC GOVERNMENT SPEND MILLIONS KILLING A PROTECTED SPECIES, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CLAIMING WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION! AS A CHILD I SPENT MONTHS IN HOSPITAL WITH VERY BAD ASTHMA ,SOME OF THE CHILDREN HAD T B BUT WERE NOT ISOLATED ,WE ATE PLAYED AND WERE SCHOOLED TOGETHER WITH NO ILL EFFECTS. THE CATTLE FARMED HERE ARE NOT NATIVE SO WHY SHOULD OUR WILDLIFE SUFFER FOR ALIEN SPECIES.

    • Moira Scothern commented on September 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Absolutely correct…

  • Jason howarth commented on September 7, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Cretins, they wont be happy until every wild animal is out of the way, the bastards only like having animals that they can control and make money from.

  • Carol Rutter commented on September 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

    When we have no badgers, to cull, what will be next, for god sake get a grip, and spend the money in the nhs where it’s needed.

  • V medhurst commented on September 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Heartbreaking that any animal is killed for no good reason. I’ve never if there is there must be a better solution than death. Please stop!

  • Marie Charlton commented on September 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Absolutely and unequivocally human myopia fuelled by the biggest human failing of all GREED

  • Viv Tate-Burt commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:17 am

    This is completely wrong won’t be happy until we have no animals roaming around wild in the countryside

  • Debbie commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Probably another government policy that will be regreted years later, things happened before and we still not learned to be human with a brain to cure the problem are we being thick again government grrrr

  • lynda butterworth commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

    stop killing the badgers. Dairy farmers only care about how much money they can make from milk. They do not care about there animals. That is why they kill there babies when they find out it is a boy. If the dairy cow has had a girl they can use her then. We did not vote tereasa may as our prime minister so prove you can think for yourself and stop killing badgers

  • Iris Shelton commented on September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    STOP killing the badgers. They don’t belong to you. They are God’s creatures.

  • Ray hadley commented on September 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I hope the human race gets wiped out with all the cruelty going on its a disgrace all animals are lovely if left alone ,if their is a god hope he punishes all people who are cruel to animals UP THE. ANIMALS

    • Renate commented on October 28, 2016 at 1:39 am

      I hope too !! Look on youtube.com and search for “when humans disappear” ; funny,funny and beautifull movies !!

  • peter tubbs commented on September 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    PLEASE STOP KILLING ARE BADGERS BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T THEN THEY WILL ALL BE EXTINCTED!!!! THANK YOU.

  • Cathie Macmillan commented on September 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Leave badgers alone. They have a right to live as much as humans… we are the most destructive of any species on earth.

  • Alison Patricia Meadows commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    This is inhumane and will not solve the problem

  • Liat zuckerman commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Enough with this selfish cruelty and brutality.

  • Gill Barlow commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Please stop and think about our animals all over the world.
    Find out and learn the real truth about what goes on and you will see it is all cruel and very wrong and completely unessessary.
    Thank you for caring xx

  • Michele Jankelow commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    This is absolutely appalling wildlife management. What an atrocious society that would endorse such abject savagery. One would have hoped that the UK being a first world country would have sufficient scientific data to know this is desperately wrong and high manipulative on the part of the farmers. Atrocious situation!

  • Doreen Evans commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Stop culling badgers.

    Horrific and unnecessary

  • Taneesha carradice commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    END THIS CRUELTY

  • Nancy Raymond commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    WHY is the only solution is to kill? It seems that authorities cannot think beyond this – both the U.S. and Britain cannot think of any humane conclusion and it is all about the money – bowing down to the Dairy industry – this is unacceptable – there are more humane solutions and to just kill, kill and kill shows how narrow minded Britain’s prime minister is.

  • Jean Patmore commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Shame on this government for allowing this pointless cull!
    Do the correct thing and listen to the proper experts who say its wrong!

  • Taneesha carradice commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    end this cruelty now.

  • kajsa ingelsson commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Animals have just as much right as human beings to exist. I cannot understand how this is so hard for some to understand? #nomoregreed, always choose love and compassion, fools 😛

  • cheryl betancourt commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    This is disgusting and should be outlawed !!!!!

  • Zig Pope commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Only a psychopath(s) would allow such a criminal, unsubstantiated massacre on innocent creatures. Seriously!!!

    What in GOD’s name is the matter with you people that this is even under consideration?

    Grow some balls and stop this horrendously stupid attack on these beings!

  • Clara Blank commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    All animals deserve to live, to be free and to live with love.
    All humans aré very cruel with animals!!

  • Robin commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Please stop murdering badgers

    • Gabrielle Mullan commented on September 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Please stop behaving like Masters of the Universe, destroying beautiful animals that we all love and appreciate and who are so welcome to enjoy their God given existence just as we are. You cannot create more beautiful things to replace what you destroy and you only sicken other people around you when you act like thugs! Where do you have the right to destroy any more than anyone or anything else has the right to destroy you?

      The animals of this world were not bequeathed solely to you so that you could destroy them at your will and delight.
      The rest of the world has the right to enjoy their continued existence.

      Yours faithfully,

      Gabrielle Mullan

  • Sarah isaacs commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Please stop this it is barbaric and pointless

  • Gerard Guerin commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Is this his animal harmful? If we have to get rid of harmful the human beings can be afraid!

  • Miss S Patrick commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Stop killing all our wildlife. .think of the future generations and what there lives would be if no animals were in it. All gods creatures are great let’s keep them that way.

  • Larry Drew commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    why is it always the cowardly societies that take such oragnized pleasure in the torture of those who can n ot defend themselves, like britian with its fox or badger hunts or the cowards of spain that only fight “injured” bulls… may their skulls be crushed as the cowards they are…

  • Patrick Muscat commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    •A cull makes scapegoats of badgers, while not addressing the main problem – cow-to-cow transmission. Between the mid-1930s and mid-1960s, testing and removal of infected cattle pushed national infection rates down from around four in 10 to less than one in 1,000.
    •Many believe culling thousands of animals that are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 would be unethical.
    •Improvements to the way cattle are tested and practical measures to keep cattle and badgers apart (such as electric fences around farm buildings) would cut infection rates

  • Jonathan commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Dont kill these beautiful animals its moronic!

  • Sean Hayes commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Do not discredit The evidence that finds that The cull will be inneffective.

  • kirsty mason commented on September 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    This is so morally wrong! People shouldn’t have power if this is the outcome.

  • N Jago commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    This is so cruel and there is no proof that badgers carry TB

  • Marianne Van den Lemmer commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    SHAME on England!!!

  • Marguerite Slade commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Unnecessary, unscientific and downright cruel.

  • Diane Blackman commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Killing animals in this way is as barbaric as those hideous American poachers killing all the wild life in Africa. We must be better than this. Please stop!

  • Carol Boardman commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Killing our wild life is not an answer to anything. We should be protecting them not murdering them it is vile what humans do to creatures that share our planet . we take there space we don’t show them any respect we have no humanity or integrity.

  • Stacy Gordon commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Please stop this! It is ineffective way to prevent TB! Furthermore, the badger is one of a few last remaining large carnivores the UK has left and is an iconic species.

  • Doug commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Live and let live.
    Life over profit.

  • Denise Jones commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Barbaric! Stop it now

  • rita uljee commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    LIKE SO MANY THINGS HUMANS DO IT`S DISCUSTING ,CRUEL NOT AT ALL DOING GOOD AND VERY SHAMEFULL WHEN WILL WE SEE THAT AND STOP, I MYSELF AM SO GLAD TO BE A VEGATARIAN AND MOST CERTAINLY DON`T KILL.

  • Harinaash Navaratnarajah commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Pls stop

  • Kat Karnes commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Why do you think you have to kill our precious, innocent, helpless animals?? You did not give them life, and you have no right to take it away. Everything deserves the right to live. Leave them alone & let them live in peace & harmony with the rest of the world’s animal lovers/protectors. Obviously, you are not included in those categories. Kill the killers~~that’s what I say. Ol’ Karma will come around & bite you square in the butt~~trust me, it’ll happen. STOP KILLING!!!!

  • Creola Masiero commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Stop stop and stop too…

  • Jenne Sindoni commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    It’s disgusting.

  • patricia cotton commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    \Disgusting killing these peaceful animals for no reason stop this slaughter now.

  • Tom Clark commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    There is hard, scientific evidence that wholly supports the very many great advantages of veganism. Ideally, we really need to be encouraging everybody to pursue a plant based diet and abandon the dairy and meat industry. Countries who are high consumers of dairy, including Mexico and Switzerland have higher cases of Osteoporosis. Additionally the human ingestion of bovine hormones is now understood to be much less suitable for humans than plant milks. It contains puss and fecal matter. Bones are in fact made weaker for humans who drink dairy milk. The dairy trade is responsible for the mass use of antibiotics, which needs to stop. It is an abuse. Humans are merely a component of the life here on Earth and we need to change the approach to Bovine TB. Killing badgers is not the answer! I feel for certain that as humans we could have found much more peaceful solutions. Additionally, no human can create life from absolutely nothing, so it is not our place to take away (unless it is an absolute last resort and must be carried out as a duty to stop evil). It is most dangerous if people feel it is fine to extinguish life that they have not created, as this immediately cheapens the value of all life. All of a sudden, people too become eminently disposable in the long run. It puts a price on everybody and everything. This is one reason why we see so much violence in this age of decline. Animals are intelligent, sentient beings who breathe and think, with feelings. I say this, in the name of Truth, for the well being of everybody, human or other animals and the environment. Peace to all, Aum, Shanti.

  • W Newbould commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    The people who shoot Badgers have the same mentality as those who shoot tame lions, elephants and giraffes – sick and not the full shilling.
    As far as the dairy farmers are concerned when their new BMW’s and Mercedes disappear from the farm yards I shall become concerned. I do accept however that the smaller farmers can be struggling but I haven’t met one that is keen on the Badger shoot.

  • robert ford commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This must stop!!!!

  • stephen commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    It is obscene – unfortunately too many people with inadequacy complexes in this country like killing things – the grey squirrel killing is similarly unfounded

  • Christine Schmael commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    We must teach children that animal cruelty has to stop. God help any poor creature that tastes nice, gets in the way of human activity, or is in some way capable of titillating the human senses: it will be abused for sure. Thank goodness for organisations like PETA.

  • Cliff commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Why do people feel the need to do this, it’s barbaric.

  • Ellen Allison commented on September 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Unfounded, inhumane waste of tax payers money to appease tory voters

  • Sher Bauer commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Wild animals need protection against dairy industry.

  • Laura Blanchette commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    We know of one planet that supports life. Life is precious and unique. No human has the right to take that irreplaceable gift.

  • Anita Youabian commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    This is so unnecessary. Please stop.

  • Sylvia Eagle commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I find it so hard to find a comment that will reach the hearts of those who pass such an edict, and then those who carry it out !
    So many words of pain and sorrow and sheer disbelief swirling in my head that you imagine this can help, and even after trials/tests have shown that killing badgers does not solve it. What makes you be ready to do this . I FEEL I AM DROWNING IN BLOOD.

    LOOK AGAIN. FEEL AGAIN. THINK AGAIN.

  • Sally-Ann Dowley (Mrs) commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    This is barbaric & legalised slaughter of dearly loved protected animals on the pretext of preventing novice TB.

    The so called “evidence” to support this cull is spurious. There is much more evidence that this cull will not deliverthe the results that are claimed by DEFRA.

    Slaughter is always the remedy put forward by DEFRA, formerly MAFF, to any problem. I refer to Foot & Mouth. I believe this is an economic decision as apposed to solid factual evidence which would stand up in a court of law.

  • Katie commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    This is a disgrace and needs to stop. Protecting the sick dairy industry and running more animals life’s by doing this. Shame on our country for allowing this.

  • Mr. Roy Ivor Crowl commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Any killing of any animal is “Degradable”, and “Disgusting”. They are here for a purpose.

  • Stop this barbaric practice now commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Stop this barbaric practice now

  • John Taylor commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Using a phrase NOT IN MY NAME.
    Research the REAL cause of bovine TB.

  • Sarah commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Vaccination is the answer, spend money on that, instead of culling

  • Sarah Bestwick commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    This is barbaric and is useless the effects on tb don’t stop tb; this needless culling has to stop

  • Yolande Pascoe commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Please stop us humans killing animals and destroying the cycle of nature. We interfere too much!

  • s cook commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Stop what is wrong with people leave the animals alone

  • Rosemary Blair commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    It is totally disgusting, inhumane and totally unnecessary as cattle can be immunized against tb, why should the well-being of one animal outweigh another

  • Brian Marshall commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Stop this cruel stupidity immedialely.

  • Donna ward commented on September 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Shall we cull humans. There are too many?!! Shall we start with your family. Before you say ‘it’s not the same’. Well why not? Every being has a right to live, why should we decide. Who made you God ? ??

  • Mandy Titterton commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Stop the Badger cull!

  • mel commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    stop this cruelty now

  • Rhiannon commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Absolutely disgusting!!!!! What is wrong with human beings.

  • Kay Bason commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    please listen to all these comments before it’s too late.

  • Amanda Cruise commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    It’s just shocking what we’re doing to wildlife. It is not the answer nor the solution.

  • David Reavely commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I’m against the destruction of our wildlife, especially when the science is unproven.

  • Eric BC commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Stop killing badgers, they don’t deserve that…no animal deserves that. They deserve to live and enjoy freedom. Peace.

  • Wendy commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Stop killing badgers now. This is inhumane.

  • Theresa commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    This will never stop as long as people continue to consume the breast milk from a cow that produces it for one reason only, her baby! In order to take the milk from another species’s (the cow) first she must be impregnated with bull semen, the farmer does this by inserting either his arm or metal rod. 9 months later she gives birth and a female calf will be sold at auction or kept to become another victim of this disgusting industry, a male is useless as he cannot produce milk so is killed within a couple days or hours as keeping him fed and alive isn’t cost effective. Mother cow will then be forcefully impregnated again and this cycle of terror and abuse will continue till she’s no longer useful then off to the kill house she goes. Human beings should not be consuming breast milk from another species’s and this is why we have so many nasty diseases spreading but in the end the money generated from exploiting and torturing animals is just too high and human greed knows no bounds. Stop the demand by no longer buying these products and eventually the supply will have to stop too. I urge people to do their research and help stop all of this. If u heard the screams coming from a mother cow when her baby is dragged away you’d never support these practices again.

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        I am experiencing the very same problem here with this site, Theresa ++ Wish they would do something to fix this anomaly.

  • Laura Guttridge commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Please don’t kill the Badgers.

  • Liora Fuld commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Stop this cruel and inhumane acts

  • Toddy commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    It is so sad to lose our wild life! Why don’t they inject cows from this desease then we’ll all be happier. Once we lose our wildlife, it’s gone for good. There’s too much abuse and cruelty in our world. There must be a middle way!

  • M Ennis commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Nothing has been irrevocably proved, as usual blame those who have no voice

  • Dawn Hookway commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Without testing the Badgers who are killed you will never know how many are actually infected! Vaccination is the only long term solution for all animals!

  • Deborah Gilliam commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Please stop killing animals.

  • Ed commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    NO KILLING Badgers ❤️

  • lea canada commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Please stop the madness, stop the killing or else you are murderers….

  • Nuria Garcia commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Stop regia cruelty!!!

  • Corascendea Cathar commented on September 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    These people are “Christians”, remember the Catholic Church in particular has and teaches no respect for animals. Their sole purpose is to serve people in any which way. Note the animal cruelty for example in the Philippines. This is a false Christianity.

    True Christianity teaches to treat your fellow living being the way you would want to be treated in their place. What you do to others, including to animals, you do to yourself. Every deed and thought will come back to you without a fail. Justice exists, albeit only God’s Justice, but that is infallible.

  • Cindy Collins commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Stop the murdering of these beautiful animals, this has been their home for hundreds of thousands of years. Human greed is not a good reason to mutilate and slaughter animals.

  • Jennifer commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Please do not kill the badgers.it is cruel and barbaric. They have every right to live.please don’t hurt them.

  • Heidi Ludwick commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    According to the government’s own report, hundreds of badgers who’ve been killed so far took more than five minutes to die.

  • Evelyn Ball commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Please stop the cruel, torture, pain, suffering and killing of these poor innocent animals! They don’t deserve this cruel torture! Please save and protect the animal’s!

  • evelyn barenholtz commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    stop killing innocent beings. have a heart.

  • Sue Smith commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Slaughtering the wildlife is totally wrong & unjustifiable. Not even testing for TB in the killed badgers speaks volumes to me. Just how many of those killed previously had the disease in the first place? Innocent victims.

  • carol smythe commented on September 9, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Please, please stop killing badgers.

  • Tony Simmonds commented on September 9, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    End this barbarity now.

  • Lynda Stalker commented on September 9, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Badgers are beautiful animals. This is absolutely outrageous. I could just weep! It is nothing short of barbaric and I don’t know what kind of person can even carry out these evil acts. All animals should be shown love and respect. We should be looking after their well being.

  • DEBORAH SCHEIN commented on September 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    ARE WE NOT MADE IN G-D’S IMAGE.IF SO WHY DO PEOPLE INFLICT SUCH CRUELTY ON WHAT OUR CREATOR CREATED WHICH WE HAVE DOMINION OVER NOT TO ABUSE BUT PROTECT.G-D HAS ENTRUSTED US WITH G-D’S CREATIONS YET WE ABUSE THIS PRIVILEGE AND IN DOING SO WE INSULT G-D.WHY DO WE. THINK SUCH BEHAVIOUR WILL GO UNPUNISHED.THINK TWICE OF WHEN YOU HAD PAIN AND NO DIFFERENT TO A SENTIENT BEING I.E. ANIMAL.

  • Charlotte Holm Larsen commented on September 9, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    We are obligated to protect the earths woldlife. Not destroy and kill it!!!
    Humanity includes ALL BEINGS. It’s as simple as that.

  • Jim Wyllie commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Badgers have the right to live!

    • Renate commented on October 28, 2016 at 1:40 am

      stupid people ! Badgers are protected animals !!

  • Mary Stephenson commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Please recognise the role that farmers have in the spreading of this disease. Killing badgers is not the answer. It is barbaric and doesn’t work.

  • Żaneta Kopacz commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Act as a human.
    Do not kill innocente.

  • Samra commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Why is this allowed in a so called “modern” society?

  • Lorraine Draper commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Human behaviour towards animals is sickening beyond belief

  • Mike Towler commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Badgers carry bovine TB. But I have seen NO EVIDENCE that they infect cattle. Look at another disease, toxoplasmosis. Cats may catch it, and to a lesser extent dogs, but the principle sufferers are foxes among which it is fairly widespread. Yet a third of the human population are carriers. If being a carrier made you infectious is it not strange that vets are not deluged with cats and dogs suffering with this disease? Or maybe Farmer Hayseed will suggest that foxes suffer so much due to their constant association with people.
    Badgers are delightful characters, I’ve just been feeding one but she does not know me very well — yet. I had a sow badger friend for six years who would dine off my lap.
    This cull is a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ founded on supposition and ignorance. All it achieves is to demonstrate human stupidity.

  • Jill commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:04 am

    STOP this terrible tragedy before it is too late. Don’t kill the badgers Inoculate cattle!!

  • hellen moxley commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Stop all animal cruelty, There must be another way

  • Angela commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Past culls haven’t worked so why on earth continue with yet another cull. It’s costly and throwing good money after bad. If that’s not enough reason the methods used are barbaric and bloody. The government will in the end have to introduce inoculatations so why not trial inoculation first.

  • Nisha commented on September 10, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Don’t kill them

  • Rosie begum commented on September 10, 2016 at 1:09 am

    leave these animals allow let them live a life they deserve than having people like you all make them suffer for no reason

  • Nirjhar Pal commented on September 10, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Pls stop this. They are alao living beings.

  • marion price commented on September 10, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Stop, stop, STOP!!!

  • Alba Morillo commented on September 10, 2016 at 3:51 am

    HUMANS REVOLT AGAINST UNJUST UNFAIR LAWS & PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS YOUR ONLY PLANET NOW.

  • Marie Colquhoun commented on September 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

    This is barbaric

  • Karen commented on September 10, 2016 at 8:48 am

    This is wrong and inhumaine.

  • nadine van Popering commented on September 10, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Live and let live

  • Trevor Barlow commented on September 10, 2016 at 9:34 am

    As we are supposed to be the intelligent ones, why do we need to kill anything that moves? Surely, there are better ways. We need animals to be protected.

  • Caroline Moore commented on September 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

    For goodness sake stop this barbaric practice once and for all.

  • christina pafitis commented on September 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Stop distroying everything for goodness sakes

  • JULIA FISH commented on September 10, 2016 at 10:58 am

    We are supposed to be a nation that is proud of our animal welfare, why oh why Teresa May wont you step in now to end this worthless cull. Continue to protect not exterminate !!!

  • jennifer caffrey commented on September 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

    There is still no hard eveidence that badgers spread tb to cattle. Solve the problem another way.

    • jennifer caffrey commented on September 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

      There is still no hard eveidence that badgers spread tb to cattle. Solve the problem another way

  • Mel metcalf commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    This is barbaric and totally unnecessary. It’s cruel and a horrific way to kill these lovely creatures. It’s a known fact that they do not spread germs as once thought.

  • PAUL FITT commented on September 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    This is just to placate farmers when the real source of bovine TB is – THE SOIL, which has been contaminated by cattle!

  • Rita Burton commented on September 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Please, please listen to the experts and stop this wicked cull. All the evidence shows it does not wrk. Farmers need to clean up their acts and stop blaming badgers.

  • Moira Scothern commented on September 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Money, money, money ….. These poor defenceless animals which support the joy of the rich who love to kill!!!

  • Andrew Leggat commented on September 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Why are the British public allowing this unproven way to stop bovine TB spreading. They have killed thousands of badgers and there is no evidence that the killing has done any good so why does it go on? As Carol C says how can there be a law protecting badgers on one hand and another slaughtering them, crazy.

  • Andrew Bailey commented on September 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    The badger cull hasn’t worked and only sends armed psychopaths and morons out into our countryside to kills animals.

  • Jenifer Cole commented on September 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Stop killing innocent lives.

  • Michelle Lenehan commented on September 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Please do not allow this cruel act to happen, so wicked. Here in the uk this should not be happening!

  • Paul London commented on September 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Dear sir

    If this pathetic slaughter is due to TB then find a vaccine for these animals. TB is down to humans not animals. If our arrogant carelessness has caused this problem then we should be both intelligent and compassionate enough to resolve this without this ridiculous lets just kill it all attitude.
    Stop killing Badgers and other wildlife.

  • Paul London commented on September 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    STOP KILLING BADGERS!!!!

  • Dollyduck commented on September 10, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Come on, this is the 21st century, how many more species will we let end up like the white rhino, we must stand united against government apathy and human greed.

  • Carol Siviter commented on September 10, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Why?

  • Maurice commented on September 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    This is so wrong and barbaric. The whole thing makes me sick.

  • Eileen lauro commented on September 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Stop the killing!!

  • Paula canavan commented on September 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Stop killing innocent animals !!!

  • Susan Nicholson commented on September 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Just another thought ……

    I wonder what the government would do if there is a epidemic of Human TB – would we ALL be vaccinated given the restrictions of NICE on other drugs and services of the NHS? It is now a POSTCODE NHS and NOT A NATIONAL! Just the way the Tories want it so they can PRIVATISE IT by getting the public to believe their lies about caring for the NHS. The only people they care about are the insurance companies that will be ready and waiting to RIP US OFF in ways we have already experienced with other PRIVATISED PUBLIC SECTORS, energy for one and the Post Office for another. Will they then stop National Insurance Tax? Why have they not stopped VAT as this is a European Directive?

    Also given that the milk is full of chemicals; antibiotics and steriods why are they so worried about TB? Yes TB can kill us and the cattle; so can lack of immunity due to overuse of antibiotics; steroids to fatten the cattle before slaughter; and chemicals used on the land killing bees that pollinate our crops

    • peter tubbs commented on September 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      I totally agree with the comments that I have just read on this page it is in humane to kill the wild badgers the way they are, and its about time that the government did something about it, before they are all extinct!!!! STOP THE BADGER CULL!!!!

  • Catherine commented on September 11, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Pure cruelty a waste of lives

  • Christine Peterkin commented on September 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

    This is not the answer.

  • bee commented on September 11, 2016 at 8:27 am

    i pay my tax…i am vegetarian and love animals beyond most human beings…it is against my human right to pay towards having wild animals..any animals killed for no reason! this is disgusting and i do not want to be part of it! they have a right to live! there is also no scientific evidence that badgers are the cause of spreading bovine tb….and more testing should be done.

  • Yvonne Sharp commented on September 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Enough is enough. This killing of badgers is outrageous and not acceptable. It is barbaric and not justified.

  • Christine commented on September 11, 2016 at 10:03 am

    The cost is too high and is there real evidence the badger is the culprit there are more humane ways but this is unnecessary killing

  • Nancy Stephenson commented on September 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    We should be petitioning the UK government to stop this disgraceful cull.

  • Simon Wooliscroft commented on September 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    This cull is inhumane, ineffective and expensive, it should be stopped! There is on scientific evidence to prove Badgers are to blame for Bovine Tuberculosis. Dairy famers (Ferengi-like according to Lynda Butterworths comment) used them as scapegoats whereas the real blame lies at their door. The money for the cull should be used better elsewhere, not wasted like this.

  • Mia tomline commented on September 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Stop the slaughter of our badgers! !!

  • Dani jones commented on September 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Please stop the cull – it is in-humane and expensive

  • Rob Bonnette commented on September 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    This is cruel and inhumane. How can this be allowed. Stop the cull immediately.

  • Jen Scibetta commented on September 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Please demonstrate that you are a civilized nation and abort plans for this cull.

  • Maria commented on September 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    The same in France!! I have signed a petion some time ago to support the person trying to protect this animal, such a beatiful one….on words to describe the human crualty :((((

  • John Lumbard commented on September 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    As a suggestion, it would be helpful if we could establish which farms are involved in the badger cull, and where their produce goes in the food chain, so that pressure could be put on supermarkets / retailers to boycott the produce from farms where the cull is taking place. This would send a very clear message to farmers and supermarkets that the badger cull is not acceptable and that alternative action is needed to resolve the TB issue. Otherwise I can foresee the government continuing down this route of culling badgers despite the anger and distress it causes. Once farmers realise that supporting a badger cull on their land could potentially lead to bankruptcy when they can’t sell their produce, they will pressurise the government through the NFU to develop a vaccine. This issue is all about money and profit, so the solution will only come about when culling badgers has a huge financial penalty to those involved.

    • Mike Towler commented on September 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Good idea. I concur.

      • Adrian Turner commented on September 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        No desease has so far been stopped except by vaccines.

  • Lorraine Charters commented on September 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    The human race is disgusting really, the way animals are treated in the world is so wrong we should hang our heads in shame

  • Katariina Kallio commented on September 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Stop killing badgers!

  • Rosemary Empson commented on September 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Please stop this barbaric cull and find another method possibly vaccination.

  • Alison Patricia Meadows commented on September 12, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Please stop.

  • Meiju Siilas commented on September 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Heartbreaking that any animal is killed for no good reason. I’ve never if there is there must be a better solution than death. Please stop!

  • Joyce Anderson commented on September 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Stop this barbaric and cruel cull. This is 2016 and supposed to be the civilised western world.

  • Alison Patricia Meadows commented on September 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I find all of these things so inhumane. I cannot believe that this is still going on by these people who obviously don’t care about life.

  • John Taylor commented on September 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I share your views 100%, my reason for signing.

  • Andrea Fisher commented on September 14, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I am ashamed with what the Government is doing – it is deeply disturbing. Stop this madness.

  • Gerard Kok commented on September 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Please don’t kill the badgers!

  • Lucy Slater commented on September 15, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I see so many badgers on the side of the road who have been knocked over, They’re already being accidentally culled by motorists. Don’t impose something that will add further to their demise.

  • Andrea Fisher commented on September 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I’m with Andrea Fisher, though I have no shares in the businesses that are paid for a pointless, unproven slaughter of our wildlife. The thinking that OUR government is elected to honour the will of the majority of the electorate is just a myth.

  • Zeynep Celikkol commented on September 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    stop killing innocent animals , they have as much right as us to live.

  • Rob Bonnette commented on September 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    This Badger kill will result in many of these creatures suffering a cruel death. In todays day and age, how can these acts be approved and condoned by governments. This badger hunt must be stopped immediately and anyone participating must be held accountable by law. The UK is supposed to be a first world country. This is not how rational and educated people respond and act.

  • Ravinder singh commented on October 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Were not humans but we demons in disguise of humans.

  • Fiona commented on October 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Another attack on our native wildlife by the senseless, barbaric human effluence currently occupying our government positions..

    TB is spread by humans…so when will the culling start? Perhaps we ought to begin in Whitehall and take it from there.

  • Julie commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    PLease stop

  • Susan Nundy commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Stop badger culling now. Is inhumane and so heartless. We need them in our countryside.

  • Tabitha mccauley commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    There is no proof that badgers are the cause of cows being infected,NO PROOF AT ALL! Stop killing animals unnecessarily!

  • Jackie keen commented on October 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Please stop this cull it is cruel uneccesary inhumane and down right wrong leave the badgers alone

  • Teresa Franklin commented on October 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Disgusting waste of life and taxpayers money!!!! Leave these poor animals Alone!!!! We all deserve to live and should respect every single life!!! People and animals should live in harmony!!!! SIMPLE!!!

  • Georgia commented on October 6, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I think it’s a disgusting way of preventing tb. There is different easy of handling this and culling badgers should not be one of them! Maybe dairy farmers should look after there stock a little better!

  • Charmaine commented on October 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    ALL Life Precious.
    No One Made ‘Humans’ God.

  • Kim Sellars commented on October 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Stop culling badgers – it doesn’t work so ask yourself why your doing it?

  • Ema Peiu commented on October 6, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    LEAVE ANIMALS ALONE!!!!

  • Vilma walker commented on October 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Stop killing the badgers , its the govenment eants to kill them incase we have an eperdemic of foot and mouth or some other comtagius disise , deal with the cost ! Badgers can easaly b enoculalated . Its cheeper to do than kill them ore should i say slaughter them kull is not the right word ! Do we have to kell every wild animal is ther no justice or mercie for living creatures let alome respect 4 life ?

  • Roy commented on October 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Absolute disgrace doing this to these animals leave them alone!!!

  • Brigitte Allen commented on October 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I recently read that research has established that badgers are not transmitting the disease to other animals. This appears to be ignored. A vast amount of money is being spent to appease farmers with poor results killing perfectly innocent animals. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

  • Trish commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    This is a shocking thing to do. Cull humans, test on humans. Why animals. U have no right to decide their fate. You will answer for your wrong doings later in life.

  • Carlos Santana commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Please stop this

  • Gill markey commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    It’s inhumane, heartless and disgusting.. Not to mention that we have no real proof that these lovely creatures spread this disease!!

  • sally commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Please don’t do this, it is ineffective and cruel!

  • Jill Richards commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    These terrible cruel ways we treat animals must stop! Badger culls have to be ended everywhere along with All Cruelty!!!

  • sally commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Please don’t do the cull, it is ineffective and cruel!

  • Jill Richards commented on October 6, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Stop the Cruel culls!!! Stop Cruelty to Animals everwhere!!!!!

  • Lindsay caul commented on October 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    This is so cruel. These are our nature. Stop the vile. Please stop

  • Nicole gaw commented on October 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Stop killing our wildlife!! I used to see so much wildlife including badgers and hedgehogs. I live in a woodland area and am so saddened by how little wildlife I see now. You should be ashamed perhaps deal with the real issues in this country instead of killing innocent animals who have done nothing to deserve this cruelty.

  • Colin Page commented on October 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Stop this miss guided cull of the Badger.

  • Claire commented on October 6, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Inhumane!!

  • Karen connell commented on October 6, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Why does the human race persist with killing animals unnecessarily. Please desist with this plan to cull the badgars. We need to be more humane in our treatment of animals in the world..

  • Carol Dibbens commented on October 7, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Human beings are becoming a virus on this planet wiping out
    wildlife and forests everywhere The UK does not have enough wildlife left so stop wiping them out for selfish and material reasons When humans get TB do they kill them No! Vaccinate them !

  • john commented on October 7, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein

  • Miguel Cuadras commented on October 7, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Please stop the badger

  • Ann Yang commented on October 7, 2016 at 2:50 am

    This is so CREUL and badgers should be left alone

  • Andrea Powell commented on October 7, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Please stop the senseless killing of animals.

  • julie inglis commented on October 7, 2016 at 5:03 am

    i seem to remember years ago that badgers were protected because of dwindling numbers.
    also, what happened to the wildlife protection act? oh, wait, i forgot the government can change the rules to please themselves but the rest of us don’t have a say…..especially the badgers and foxes and anything else that gets in the way of ‘human’ development, progression and greed

  • Patti Mckinley commented on October 7, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Stop the senseless harm to these poor animals!

  • Chua commented on October 7, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Stop The Cull
    #Shootselfienotbadger

  • Milina Shrestha commented on October 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

    This act should be stopped right away

  • Jill Thompson commented on October 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Just stop it. It’s barbaric, inhumane and futile, it’s not the badgers fault.

  • Bryan Bye commented on October 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I would suggest that an email is sent to your MP. I would say that you do not feel able to support your MP, due to the current action of the extermination of Badgers. That you will not vote or support them in any forth coming election, in fact I may actively seek your deselection.

  • Joanna Hughes commented on October 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Evil practice.

  • Jules Williams commented on October 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Barbaric ! There is no proof of these lovely creatures spreading anything !!!

  • Nana commented on October 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    If this kind of atrocities continue, in the end we’ll have nothing left on this planet than cows, and other farm animals (and tons upon tons of manure, which is becoming unmanagable in some places, I should add, and is poisoning our beautiful planet). Well, as for livestock, these poor souls are routinely butchered to death themselves as well, obviously, as soon as they can be used by these monstrous specimen of our species, who dare call themselves human. What a misnomer!!

  • Kareina chatterton commented on October 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Why!!!!!

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