Petitions

Latest

There are no current petitions.

Past (with some still active)

New petition to stop the government expanding the badger cull across the country in 2016 (started August 2016, closed February 2017).

In 2013 a major petition supported by a large number of groups against the cull on the government’s own e-petition website gathered 304,244 signatures.

When live, it was the highest ranking active petition ever on the government website.  Petitions reaching more than 100,000 can trigger a debate in Parliament.

In the resulting debate on 13th March 2014, 219 MPs backed a motion (with only 1 voting against) calling on the Government to drop culling and instead vaccinate badgers.
See how MPs voted on the Stop The Cull website.

The current government has, to date, chosen to ignore these expressions of opinion and to continue with its deeply unpopular policy.  Because of this, there has been much less petition activity since.

38 Degrees has an online petition entitled ‘rethink the badger cull’ which has more than 96,000 signatures. This is no longer a live campaign, but you can still show support by signing the petition below it, see www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/badgers-petition#petition

BRAVE has a live petition at www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-the-badger-cull/
…which has the same wording as the government e-petition but can be signed by anyone including non-UK citizens.

Care2 had a petition against the killing of badger cubs in a proposed earlier cull in 2015, see http://www.thepetitionsite.com/932/972/289/uk-stop-badger-cull-and-save-the-animals/

An e-petition called on the Government to launch an independent inquiry into the serious allegations that gun safety laws were broken by cull marksmen during the 2013 cull. Petition closed 30.3.15.

Stop the Cull called on campaigners to contact Marks and Spencers, to ask the company to stop sourcing asparagus from Cobrey Farms. Anti-cull campaigners identified Cobrey farmland within the Gloucestershire Cull Zone, and have reported badger killing on the land.

After the 2015 general election win by the Conservatives, who committed to extend the cull, a petition was started on change.org which got 2500 signatures in it’s first week.

Network for Animals ran a petition calling on Environment Secretary Liz Truss to end the failing badger cull.

Outside the UK? Please sign the ‘Stop England’s Badger Cull’ online petition set up by Care2.

If you know of other petitions to include on this page please let us know.