B-R-A-V-E is not an impartial observer of the cull controversy.
Our acronym stands for “Badger Rescue And Vaccination Everywhere”.
But, whenever possible, we have always tried to present both sides
of the argument. After three years, however, here are our
Our online campaigning since January 2013 pales into insignificance when compared
with the courage of hundreds of people who have stood up to the shooters in the
frontlines of Somerset and Gloucester. They go out in all weathers, often in
total darkness, because of the belief that culling badgers is totally
wrong. Few badgers have bTB so killing them does not result in the
Government's said objective - to stop the spread of the disease.
And the fight is also going on at other levels as well. Eminent scientists and
experts have consistently challenged Members of Parliament, DEFRA and the NFU.
However despite petitions, letters, rallies and other friendly
protests, the planned culls remain and are due to be rolled out into
other counties during 2016. More taxpayers money will be spent
unnecessarily; more farmers will be heartbroken when the following
Government does not listen to the science and is therefore wasting
years, messing with farming livelihoods and damaging the
infrastructure of Planet Earth upon which we all need and rely. Together with
the millions of pounds being spent, this mix adds up to total disaster
that could be dramatically avoided with just a little thought. All
the money being used to kill badgers certainly should be used to
combat the devastating bTB but, with the Government's current plan,
the disease is likely to become worse.
This of course, does not include the welfare or
any other consideration for the badger; little knowledge is being
shown for living in harmony with Mother Nature or indeed, with
All of these findings lead to just one conclusion.
The culls must stop and never, ever return.
Here is B-R-A-V-E's anthem.
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