STOP the badger cull
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The conservative government announced prior to the election they would extend the badger cull upon winning.
Claire Bass, executive director of the Humane Society International, said: "The badger cull has been a very expensive, cruel and ineffective farce and Liz Truss cuts an increasingly lonely figure in continuing to defend it.
"Almost unanimous scientific opinion describes the cull as a failure, including Sir David Attenborough, Lord Krebs and even the Chair of Natural England's Scientific Advisory Committee.
"This cull fails our wildlife by subjecting badgers to inhumane shooting; it fails farmers by promising a solution to TB that simply doesn’t work; and it fails the public by wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money."
The association for British vets has called for an end to the shooting of badgers, claiming that, two years in, the four-year pilot scheme to cull the animals has not shown it is an effective or humane method of killing them.
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