MP calls on DEFRA to consent to vaccination of badgers rather than a cull (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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MP calls on DEFRA to consent to vaccination of badgers rather than a cull
11:23am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
THE Morecambe & Lunesdale MP David Morris is due to lead a Westminster Hall debate later today calling for the vaccination of badgers.
Mr Morris is currently working with a group of animal rights activists called 'Team Badger' and has met with their spokesman Dr Brian May CBE, the former Queen guitarist.
Team Badger is offering to fund a vaccination programme and will be recruiting volunteers to administer it.
They say it will offer a cheaper and more humane alternative to the cull and Mr Morris hopes that DEFRA will adopt the approach.
Speaking from Westminster, Mr Morris said: “I will be asking DEFRA to consider Team Badger’s proposal of the community vaccinating badgers.
“This is a more human and less expensive alternative to the cull and I will be keen to hear the Minister’s thoughts during the debate.”
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