Jack Reedy of the Badgers Trust:
“This campaign is gathering incredible momentum,” he said. “The speed of this growth shows the scale of public interest. The government must listen to what the public are saying and give this matter parliamentary time. It needs to look at this science and reverse this short-sighted decision immediately to one of vaccination. Let’s cure, not kill.”
An e-petition set up by former Queen guitarist Brian May moved over the 136,000 signatories mark yesterday, something which supporters hope will win badgers a debate in the Commons over their fate. So far, out of 10 petitions which have passed the 100,000 signature threshold, eight have won a parliament debate.