URGENT! Two new consultations – please respond by 15th April 2018

Defra is asking for your thoughts with two new consultations (a) issuing badger cull licences to more than 10 new areas per year and (b) extending the badger cull to low risk areas.

Based on science, conservation, and animal welfare issues, here are example responses submitted by a grass-roots badger organisation. You may refer to the information in these to help you to formulate your own responses, using your own words*.

Consultation response (bTB) example

Consultation response (LRAs) example

Since the whole of England is now threatened with badger culling, it’s important that as many people as possible respond. Previous evidence shows that if there’s a lot of opposition, the Government does listen.

*As always, you must use your own words as the Government uses an algorithm to detect cut & paste and remove such responses.

Links:

bTB Risk Map

Draft Revised Guidance on badger culling in Low Risk Areas (Defra)

Consultation on increasing number of Licenced Areas beyond 10 (Defra)

Consultation on extending culling into Low Risk Areas (Defra)

 

Risk map