Badgers are very cute, innocent animals. They have hardly ever attacked anyone. Despite what people may think, they are not all vegetarian, they sometimes eat mice or even baby rabbits.
Despite their innocence, the UK government and DEFRA are planning to cull them. Although the Welsh badger cull has been stopped, the English one may still take place. It is to do with stopping the spread of TB onto cattle, but this could quite easily be done be researching for a new vaccine against TB for the cattle.
One of the methods used to kill badgers would be gassing them in their setts, and this is very, very cruel. It doesn't even mean aninstant death, and even if it did the cull still wouldn't be justified. Rather, it means a very painful death for the badgers.
We, the undersigned, call on the UK government and DEFRA to abandon it's plans to cull UK badgers.
The Stop the badger cull petition to DEFRA was written by Victoria Salter and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.