Can the Carrot
It is difficult to understand why the Coalition government is so determined to cull badgers.
The result of Wednesday's debate was
disappointing but not unexpected. An Opposition Day debate has not
been won for very
Badger Trust has not faltered in its
determination to protect badgers. We shall continue to
vigorously contest the Coalition government's planned unscientific
slaughter. Wednesday's public exposure was helpful to a degree,
although some of the "facts" quoted were in our opinion, figments
of creative imagination.
It is absolutely vital that everybody
continues to sign the e-petition, writes to their MP, encourages
their friends/ colleagues to do the same and promotes the Badger
Trust "Can the carrot" campaign.
A statement reported in the Veterinary record made by
Professor John Bourne (Chairman of the Independent Scientific
Group) in 2008 to the annual conference of the Association for
Veterinary Teaching and Research Work aptly summarises the
situation. He said
"I think the most interesting observation was made
to me by a senior politician, who said, 'Fine, John, we accept your
science, but we have to offer farmers a carrot. And the only
carrot we can possibly give them is culling badgers"
Three ways you can help
- Sign the
petition and help us to spread the word so others sign
too. The more people who sign the greater our chance in saving
- Write to your MP
- Spread the word. Change your
profile picture on Facebook and Twitter to this carrot
picture. Also help us to trend on twitter by
tweeting #CanTheCarrot and this link www.justdosomething.org.uk
Save this Picture and put it on Facebook &
You can find out more about this on the Badger Trust
Website. We really do need as much support as we can get.
Badgers are being used as a carrot by the government to tempt
farmers into getting on side with the cull. So come on, sign and
share the petition and let's #CanTheCarrot