Save Harrogate District's badgers from culling

Lead Petitioner: Jacqueline Criss

Status: new > draft > rejected > accepted > collecting signatures > waiting submission > submitted to council > council response > closed > withdrawn


This is a national issue which will be of direct concern to the people of Harrogate and immediate area when DEFRA 'rolls out' its culling policy in 2014. The object of the petition is to ensure that Harrogate District'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')

Background Information

We, the undersigned, call on Harrogate Borough 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.