UK: Green MEPs say ‘Stop the badger cull’

Posted on September 6, 2012

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Today (6th September), an item was posted on the web-site of Green MEP Keith Taylor titled ‘Stop the badger cull’.

‘… Keith [Taylor] and Jean Lambert, the Green MEP for London, have expressed their concerns over the UK Government’s flawed plans to ruthlessly cull thousands of badgers in an attempt to control the problem of bovine TB.

Keith has backed a complaint from the Humane Society International which argues that the unnecessary slaughter goes against the Bern Convention which conserves and protects European wildlife. Jean has also written to the UK Environment Secretary to register her objection and to urge the government to reconsider its decision.

The Green MEPs believe that culling is not an effective or a sustainable solution and they will continue to fight this pointless slaughter.

This article is taken from ‘Making Tracks’, a newsletter from the UK’s Green MEPs about their work on animal rights. To receive a copy by email or post please email keithtaylor@greenmeps.org.uk or you can download a PDF copy of this newsletter …’

[Keith Taylor MEP is the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East of England region.]

Read the item at www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/2012/09/06/making-tracks-stop-the-badger-cull/

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