Jesus, poor b*****d might go extinct with this weather lol
According to experts, the severe and prolonged hot weather in the UK is having a devastating impact on wildlife as access to water and food is drying up. This has impacted baby badgers, and with a badger cull due to be expanded in autumn, the species is under serious threat.
Ecologist and zoo keeper Lee started a petition calling on Michael Gove to immediately stop the badger cull. He says they are vital for the ecosystem, they disperse seeds which help plants grow, and they build tunnels which end up being used by foxes, rabbits, otters and other animals.
Lee is taking his petition directly to the Government on Thursday - he already has 156,000 signatures.
Will you sign before Thursday that the public are behind Lee’s campaign?
Petitioning Michael Gove
Stop the nationwide cull of Badgers
Petition by lee jenkins
Sign now with a click
The government is planning to expand a badger culling program and offer farmers up to £50 bounty for each animal killed. The killing of these animals is wrong and it would have a disastrous impact on the ecosystem. That is why it must be stopped.
I’m an ecologist, a zoo keeper and a teacher of agriculture and environmental science - I know how important badgers are to our environment. They disperse seeds which help plants grow, and they build tunnels which end up being used by foxes, rabbits, otters and other animals.
Over 50,000 badgers were culled by farmers in the last 2 years (1), and if we keep on going this way it will have a serious impact on our environment. In the past, wolves, lynxes and wild boars were hunted to extinction and are now having to be reintroduced - why are we repeating the same mistakes again with the badger?
The government says this is part of a program to stop the spread of bovine TB, but previous trials of culling badgers have not successfully stopped the disease. Vaccinations would be a far more ethical way of stopping TB, along with increased hygiene measures in farms.
Badgers are an iconic symbol of the British countryside, and killing them will leave a huge hole in the ecosystem and do long term damage to our environment.
The news is currently reporting that the cull will start in the Autumn. That only leaves us a few months to change the Government’s mind, so we need to act now!