Stop the badger cull coming to Derbyshire

Time is running out to save Derbyshire’s badgers

Derbyshire is one of 14 areas that the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is considering for ten new badger cull zones this year. They are expected to make their announcement on where has been selected around the 23rd August 2019. 

There is a real chance that Derbyshire could be included for the first time. If this happens the badger cull will begin in the first week of September 2019.

This means we only have days to change the Government’s mind.

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It is vital that we make sure that the badger cull is not extended into Derbyshire. 

Over the last five years, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has been running the UK’s largest badger vaccination programme. We’ve been proving that there is a much more humane way to tackle bovine tuberculosis that is also at least 60 times cheaper per badger than culling. The ultimate aim of the project has always been to stop the badger cull coming to the county. 

If we don’t manage to change the Government’s mind over the next few days then we’ll see the deaths of thousands of Derbyshire’s badgers over the next few months. We will have failed to save them.

Stop the badger cull coming to Derbyshire Take action now!

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Please complete this form to ask your MP to stop the badger cull from coming to Derbyshire. Your email, which you can check on the next page, will be sent to your local MP.

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