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Petition Stop culling immediately and start widespread vaccination of badgers now

Public opinion opposes culling. It is time to cease badger culling in favour of vaccination. With applications for 18 new cull zones this year, and costs rising, this is not a 'phase out' of the failed badger cull policy. In 2019 there were 46 cull zones aiming to kill 64,000 badgers.

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Most bTB breakdowns are due to cow-to-cow transmission. It is crucial that DEFRA enforce cattle movement controls and begin effective testing.
In 2019 an application to cull badgers in Derbyshire was denied, with DEFRA citing the leading vaccination programme as the reason. This programme provides a blueprint for vaccination projects nationally, but any UK culling will jeopardise vaccination programmes.

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