Ecotricity Pledges Support To Team Badger

04 June 2013


Ecotricity, the Stroud based green energy company, has pledged its support to Team Badger’s efforts to stop the proposed badger cull, which could commence as early as June 1st.

Team Badger is the name given to a group of organisations including Animal Aid, VIVA!, and Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting (G.A.B.S) – all committed to exploring every possible avenue to stop the cull.

Kate Fowler, Head of Campaigns at Animal, said: “The government has ignored the fact that many eminent scientists oppose the cull. It pays no heed to Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham and all the other wildlife experts who argue that the cull won’t work and that the suffering involved is utterly unacceptable. And it has disregarded the opinion of the public whose opposition to this policy has been made clear through countless opinion polls and the government’s own consultation paper.”

To show its support, Ecotricity is asking people to sign a petition to encourage MPs to abandon the proposed cull: simply go online or pop into the Ecotricity reception on Russell Street, Stroud to pick up a postcard and send it to Conservative Party Policy Minister, Oliver Letwin.

Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder, said: “I fully support Team Badger in their efforts in getting this hideous cull stopped. It’s worth considering that if we truly have to virtually wipe out a species like the Badger just to produce milk from cows, then maybe we should be questioning the basis for the dairy industry itself. After all we don’t need cows milk to live. We all need to work together to ensure that it does not go ahead.”

Last year, G.A.B.S presented Dale with the Golden Badger Paw award for his opposition of the badger cull.

Dale, who is a vegan, holds treatment of animals close to his heart and actively supports organisations that campaign against cruelty to animals.

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