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A year-long study of badger behavior has revealed more complex social networks than previously understood. The new research, published in Current Biology, suggests that any management tactics that disrupt these networks -- much like the lethal culls underway in Great Britain -- are more likely to facilitate the spread of TB rather than prevent it. As the evidence for non-lethal interventions accumulates, the British government blindly continues the culls. Sign below to end the killing.
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The UK government is moving forward with a badger cull to attempt to eradicate cases of bovine tuberculosis that have been affecting the badger population. Farmers are saying the badgers are infecting their cattle, and the government's response has been to simply shoot the badgers.

The government lacks sound scientific evidence to prove that killing the badgers would alleviate the tuberculosis problem. There is no reason to kill these badgers in this way, especially with vaccination trials underway.

Write to the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to halt all plans to kill the innocent badgers and find better ways to control the tuberculosis outbreak.

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Dear Prime Minister David Cameron:

I am writing to address the plight of badgers in the UK. Because many of them have come down with tuberculosis, the government is moving forward with a mass badger cull. However, there is has been no research that can support the fact that killing them is the most logical idea.

Before you move ahead with the badger cull, I urge you to come up with a solution to the tuberculosis outbreak that doesn't involve any loss of life.

Please do not allow any innocent badgers to be killed for frivolous reasons that don't yet have any base in science.

Thank you for your consideration.

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May 22, 2015 Beverly Terhune
May 22, 2015 Jean du Ross
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Maria Rojas
May 22, 2015 Angel Orona
May 22, 2015 Karli Stern
May 22, 2015 Jacqueline Wallace
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May 20, 2015 Sheryl Smith
May 20, 2015 Janna Arrington
May 20, 2015 Rebecca Durrans
May 20, 2015 Tamara Lesser
May 20, 2015 Susan Drumheller
May 19, 2015 Grace Gorelick
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May 19, 2015 Herbert Staniek
May 19, 2015 Teri Nix
May 19, 2015 David Sickles
May 18, 2015 Danis Benguria-Valenzuela
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May 18, 2015 Karin Sülzner
May 18, 2015 Christine Coons
May 18, 2015 olga shumova
May 18, 2015 Mitsue Okuda
May 18, 2015 Janine Sanders
May 17, 2015 TIFFANY BALAGNA
May 17, 2015 Jennifer Holm
May 17, 2015 alexander sabudko
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May 15, 2015 Bonny Jean Austin The slaughter of innocent animals MUST end!!
May 14, 2015 Sheena Warren
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May 14, 2015 KEY KLAUS
May 14, 2015 Beth Pollard
May 13, 2015 John Erkki Warren
May 13, 2015 Anne DIEBOLT
May 13, 2015 ann-louise andersson
May 13, 2015 Susan Arsenault
May 12, 2015 JM Sutherland No animal population deserves culling, except the human population. More & more encounters happen because humans are continually taking habitat.
May 12, 2015 kathryn Jaramillo
May 12, 2015 Thomas Slingsby
May 11, 2015 Chris Casper
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May 11, 2015 Danielle Cohen
May 11, 2015 Nicola Dixon
May 11, 2015 alan davis The cull is pointless so why do it?
May 11, 2015 Chloe Rutherford This is really cruel and has to stop! It's not fair.
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May 11, 2015 Susan Canales

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