Kung Vs Cooking On 3 Burners: This GirliTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Thousands Oppose Badger Cull in Dorset


11:28am 16th August 2013

An online petition promoted by Dorset Wildlife Trust to stop the badger cull has broken records for the most people ever to sign it.

The e-pedition is against the Government policy to try and control the spread of TB in cattle.

So far over 263,000 people have pledged their support on the webpage created by Queen Guitarist Brian May.

The Chief Executive for Dorset Wildlife Trust, Simon Cripps told Wessex FM, "Dorset Wildlife Trust has been outspoken in our opposition to badger culling in Dorset, and we will not allow badger culling on our land. We are sympathetic to farmers who have to deal with the devastating effects this disease has on cattle, and we continue to support alternative methods such as cattle vaccination, better bio security and badger vaccination."

He added, "There is clearly a huge amount of public opinion against badger culling and we hope this petition will encourage the Government and the Dorset NFU to re-evaluate their culling policies to reflect the overwhelming scientific evidence that culling badgers is not an effective means of control."  

The petition can be found here.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.