Debating Badgers in Parliament

Yesterday afternoon, parliament debated our petition from last year, signed by over 106,000 of you. MPs gathered to discuss the issue of culling, following our call to ban the shooting of badgers immediately.

The discussion was generally civilised, with points presented from both sides of the debate. Some MPs, like Daniel Zeichner, spoke to defend badgers, and for his party’s support of a TB vaccination programme. Other MPs spoke in favour of continued culling, despite recent new research questioning its effectiveness.

You can watch the full debate back here, or if you prefer you can read the whole transcript here. We’ll be analysing the discussion in full, and will report back with some of our thoughts very soon…