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National Trust members to vote on badger culling
8:00am Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
The National Trust is to be asked to take a stance on badger culling.
Members of the National Trust have put forward a motion asking that the Trust vaccinate badgers on their land to avoid them being subject to future culls.
The motion will be voted on by National Trust members during September with the result being made known at the AGM on 26th October.
The Trust is recommending that the motion be rejected by members despite already vaccinating badgers on one of their sites at Killerton in Devon.
In a statement being sent to the Trust’s four million members they confirmed that they would not rule out culling badgers on their land.
National Trust member Jeanne Berry said: “This motion gives the National Trust the chance to lead the way on preserving a national icon of British Wildlife whilst at the same time supporting hard pressed farmers.
"I sincerely hope that the National Trust members will vote to vaccinate badgers on their land so that we can start to take this issue forward in way that is good for farmers and good for wildlife. Most members I’ve spoken to have been extremely surprised that the Trust are refusing to rule out culling”.
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