The Badger Trust's legal bid to block badger culling in England very sadly failed last week in the High Court.
Culling may, therefore, now go ahead in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset later this year.
The RSPCA has launched a "Don't Shoot - Take action for badgers facing a cull" campaign. The RSPCA believes that vaccination, increased levels of testing and improved biosecurity measures are more effective ways of dealing with the problem in the long term.
DEFRA has made u-turns before in the face of public outrage such as over the sale of forests and, more recently, over their proposed "research" programme into dealing with buzzards who "threatened" young pheasants.
So, if you feel as strongly opposed to the proposed badger cull, as I do please visit the RSPCA's website :
and send an email to Caroline Spelman - it will only take a minute of your time and, if enough people bombard her perhaps it will save the lives of many thousands of badgers most of which will be disease free.
Cole End Park Local Nature Reserve, Coleshill.
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