(Badger Rescue and Vaccination Everywhere) is grateful to our advisors
for their time and dedication devoted to providing factual material for
From the fields of science (including gassing),
veterinary medicine, farming, the environment to clinical psychology and
the law, we are able to call upon the professionals. Needing to
understand the implications that culling any species may have for Planet
Earth and future generations, we are able to ask experts for advice and
B-R-A-V-E uses this advice to answer queries or to
challenge questionable statements (and/or press reports that appear to
be biased) which so often seem
to arise during emotive situations like the badger cull. It is very
strange (maybe a reflection of the times we are living in) that some
people want to ridicule or tell lies when lives are at risk.
All lives are at risk; cattle, wildlife and mankind.
The situation with bTB is of paramount concern; it is a devastating
disease and should not be taken lightly. We need answers but killing
badgers is not providing them. All it is doing is giving farmers an even
bigger headache because the day of total bTB eradication will never
arrive with the plan to cull an iconic species.
If bTB in badgers is the real reason to slaughter,
then why have all the previous carcasses not been tested for the
disease? This is the million dollar question for without true evidence,
giving us area facts and figures, we shall never know.
The clock ticks and while procrastination by the
Government to get a practical hold on the whole situation, we are
finding ourselves in more desperate circumstances year after year.
Rolling out the badger culls could eventually make the animal extinct.
Tragically, however, despite sacrificing wildlife we
shall still have bTB. No further forward, as current plans will take us
several steps backward; more farmers will lose their livelihoods, for
bTB is more likely to spread when it could have been better contained in
the first place.
We should listen to science. B-R-A-V-E cannot provide
all the answers but we shall continue to offer as much advice and
consideration as we can - thanks to Our Advisors. We must also include a
charity here - LionAid - who provided new evidence for which we are so grateful. Sadly though, this too seemed to fall on deaf ears!