Consultation Deadline: Friday 10th March
How can you help?
|Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) has now
become one of the major health problems in cattle.
It was largely eradicated by cattle testing alone, without a single badger being killed.
However, the number of bTB cases in cattle has risen has risen in recent years as cattle testing has been relaxed and the emphasis has switched to killing badgers.
More than 30,000 badgers have been killed since 1975.
Yet research has shown that the large majority of badgers are not even infected with bTB.
|The Badger Trust is a registered
charity which promotes the conservation, welfare and protection of
The Badger Trust believes that killing badgers can never be part of a viable strategy for controlling bTB.
Research has shown that cattle are the major source of bTB and it is clear that resources must be concentrated on the control of cattle and cattle movements.
What happens now?
|WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?|
||Support our campaign
1 . Making a donation or becoming a supporter of the Badger Trust
•Call +44 (0) 207 228 6444
2 . Signing the online petition at
3 . Writing to DEFRA regarding
the consultation -
4 . Writing to your local MP
expressing your outrage
5. Writing to the local and
national press ;
6 . Contacting local radio and
participating in phone-ins.
For further information, contact:-
2b Inworth Street,
London, SW11 3EP
T: 0207 228 6444
F: 0207 228 6555
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