Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to do

Find out about the temporary suspension of petition debates

Petition Introduce closed season in grey squirrel cull, so that babies aren't left to die

As an introduced species (brought from America 150 years ago), grey squirrels can be, and are, killed all the year round. It means that nursing mothers can be killed in the baby season, February to September, which is particularly cruel, because their babies are left to die.

More details

Whatever one's opinion of the ecological impact of grey squirrels might be (please see for more information, and, for academic references), it is generally accepted that culling should be conducted in a humane way. When nursing mothers are killed, their babies are left to slowly die, which is far from humane. A closed season would prevent a lot of unnecessary suffering.

Sign this petition

14,134 signatures

Show on a map


Government will respond

Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

Waiting for 16 days for a government response

At 100,000 signatures...

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

Share this petition