The UK Government is due to make an announcement of new areas for badger culling this September.
There is great concern that Lincolnshire will be among those counties where shooting of badgers will be allowed in an attempt to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle.
We are very conscious of the hardship bTB causes in the farming community and the need to find the right mechanisms to control the disease. But culling badgers will not stop the spread of bTB. Instead, time and public money will be wasted and thousands of wild animals needlessly slaughtered.
Lincolnshire has been identified as a low risk area for bTB by the Government’s own agency. But there is a real chance that Lincolnshire could be included for the first time. The decision is due in mid-September.
This means we only have days to change the Government’s mind, so we need your support.
It is vital that we make sure that the badger cull is not extended into Lincolnshire.
If we don’t manage to change the Government’s mind over the next few day’s then we’ll see the death of thousands of Lincolnshire’s badgers. We will have failed to save them.
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