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Urgent: Ask your MP to vote against the badger slaughter
Posted 31 May 2013
With the Tory-led government determined to launch a brutal and senseless cull of badgers, grass roots and political resistance is building. On Wednesday (June 5), Labour is calling for a parliamentary ‘Opposition Day’ debate to make clear the strength of political opposition.
In announcing the move, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, Mary Creagh, declared that the government wants to press ahead despite ‘leading scientists warning against this untested and risky approach. A cull would be bad for badgers, bad for farmers and bad for taxpayers. The taxpayer will pay policing costs of £4 million for just two areas, while the cull will spread bovine TB in the next two years as the shooting displaces badgers.’
Please contact your own MP now and urge him or her to take part in the debate and vote against the slaughter. The wording for the motion reads: 'This House believes the badger cull should not go ahead.'
Better still, please go to Central Lobby at Westminster on Wednesday morning – to join supporters of other national animal protection groups – and lobby your MP in person. No need to arrange a time. Just go along and ask at the desk to see your MP!