UK Government: Ban Owen Paterson from using imaginary friends as scientific advisers.
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UK Government: Ban Owen Paterson from using imaginary friends as scientific advisers.

    1. Petition by

      Animal Rights UK

It has become a worrying factor that since taking the role as 'Environment secretary' Owen Paterson has taken a stance on 'bovine TB' which he claims to be science based and backed by scientists yet refuses to name an independent scientist that agrees.

Owen Paterson has repeatedly refused to name a single independent scientist that supports his badger culling policy, this leaves many to believe that he must be receiving scientific advice from imaginary friends.

Over 30 of the country's top animal disease scientists have written an open letter to the government describing the cull as a "costly distraction" that risks making the problem of tuberculosis in cattle worse and that will cost far more than it saves.

We believe that Owen Paterson using imaginary friends as scientific advisers may lead to costly and ill-judged decisions being made.

If we are in anyway mistaken that Mr Paterson has imaginary scientific advisers we will happily remove this petition one Mr Paterson names a single independent scientist that supports the cull.

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    Reasons for signing

    • eirian jones OSWESTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Politicians need to be open and honest. Hiding behind statements is not developing any trust between politicians and the public

      • 3 months ago

      we need to protect our wildlife, and we need an MP who listens to what people want

    • George Kearton PAR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      A ministry not fit for purpose, led by a man not fit for office !

    • Sheila Villet LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      The cull is putting an electoral gun to the farmers' heads saying that they have to vote tory in the forthcoming election. If Labour win and the cull is repealed, the farmers' money will have been wasted. What are dairy carcasses worth compared to compensation? This is a grubby business and we have lost trust in this minister completely. His view is one sided. He promises "25 years of hard culling", but the vaccine would make this unnecessary. No disease can be controlled without a vaccine, but we are being offered culling as a temporary (expensive) substitute. We don't want farmers castigated or persecuted in any way, but we don't want to throw away our local and national wildlife on some misguided scheme that has no future. We don't want high velocity gun fire and pyres of dead animals in our countryside. There are large holes in the cull and the disruption will spread bTB and make it worse. Is that what you want?

    • Victoria Logan LISBURN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Because it's scary how much the man doesn't care.....


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