Our Badger petition – the first week

Badger. Photo: Chris Packham

We’ve just had the first week of our Badger petition – and we have over 48,000 signatures already!

Thank you for your support for this wonderful mammal.

We are angry at the scale and inhumanity of the NFU-driven, government-sanctioned, Natural England-licensed cull. And the amazing response to the petition is a sign that you are angry too.

We hope to get to the threshold of 100,000 signatures which almost certainly triggers a debate in parliament but we also hope to get further than 100,000. After all, we’re at the end of Week 1 and we have 25 more weeks to go!

We’ll be asking for your help in various ways over the weeks ahead, but there is a very simple way that you can help and that is to spread the word of the petition to your friends, please.

All UK residents and UK citizens living abroad can sign the petition – here is the link.

And if you follow that link you can also see where the signatures come from:

There’s great support from across the UK but particularly in rural areas, and particularly in South West England and Derbyshire.