Justice for Badger Allegedly Left to Bleed to Death in Trap

Target: Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Kingdom

Goal: End the inhumane trapping of badgers in rural areas in the United Kingdom.

Under the ongoing badger cull in the United Kingdom, up to 33,000 badgers may lose their lives in the next six weeks in what scientists claim is an ineffective attempt to control bovine tuberculosis. An unknown number of badgers could be left to suffer for hours on end in traps, as shown in the recent case of a badger that was discovered having allegedly bled to death in Devon.

Animal activists discovered the injured badger in the middle of the day, after he had apparently wandered into the trap some time overnight, when badgers are most active. They claim that the animal was still warm to the touch, indicating he had struggled in agony for many hours, injuring himself further in the process before he allegedly bled to death as a result.

Under U.K. law, wild animals cannot be made to suffer unnecessary pain when “under the control of man,” including when trapped. This badger’s death highlights the fact that there is no humane way to trap these creatures. Sign this petition to demand justice for this innocent badger and that Defra put an immediate end to the trapping of badgers nationwide and pursue alternatives to controlling the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Moriarty,

Tens of thousands of badgers will likely die as a result of the cull currently taking place in the United Kingdom. The trapping of badgers, even to vaccinate and release them, has been shown to be grossly inhumane, as shown in the case of a badger discovered in Devon that had apparently bled to death after spending hours suffering inside a trap. While those responsible for not promptly checking these traps should be held accountable, the practice as a whole is unethical, and impractical according to scientific research.

Trapping badgers is not the most effective way to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Instead, this practice may introduce the disease to new locations through disrupting badger populations and forcing them out of their homes. We urge your department to seek more humane alternatives, such as recommending that farmers vaccinate their cattle instead.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Kallerna

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11 Comments

  1. ban the cruel trapping of the great badgers of nature to end the cruelty on them now.

  2. Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Kingdom
    End the inhumane trapping of badgers in rural areas in the United Kingdom.

    Under the ongoing badger cull in the United Kingdom, up to 33,000 badgers may lose their lives in the next six weeks in what scientists claim is an ineffective attempt to control bovine tuberculosis. An unknown number of badgers could be left to suffer for hours on end in traps, as shown in the recent case of a badger that was discovered having allegedly bled to death in Devon.

  3. This is clearly inhumane. For whatever the reason it is being done, it must be stopped. There must be better ways of living with the animals that share our environment (or we sharing theirs). Please do better. Thank you.

  4. Come on England!! How barbaric that you can allow this to continue???? You need to stop this practice of killing innocent animals!@@

  5. I thought England was better than this. Obviously not when you continue with this horrendous cruelty to innocent animals. It makes me ashamed of my country!!!

  6. STOP KILLING BADGERS,YOU IDIOTS!!

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  8. Stop murdering helpless and voiceless Badgers now!

  9. Stop trapping now put these mongrels in a trap leave them to die.

  10. FOR ALL OF THESE GREED AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO IS IT?
    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    BARBARIC, GREED AND BRAINLESS and not able to think human?
    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant SCUM, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives! Or not?
    It’s time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.  
    THE INHUMANE ASSHOLE – STYLE IS TO STOP!

  11. Useless humans make great shark food!

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