It is not too late to try and make them see sense!
Please write a polite letter to Elin Jones AM, the Minister for Rural Affairs (whether you live in Wales or not!):
Elin Jones AM
National Assembly for Wales
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
using the following sample letter:
As a citizen of the UK I was extremely disappointed to hear that the Welsh Assembly has voted for a badger cull in Wales. Especially as England has now decided against a badger cull.
This move goes against the advice of the largest ever study into the spread of bovine TB which found that culling badgers would have no meaningful impact on the spread of the disease – and would actually make it worse. The real culprit is bad farming practices. Despite intensive culling of badgers in the Republic of Ireland the proportion of infected herds has remained largely constant since culling intensified in 2002. Whereas, Northern Ireland has virtually halved infection, through effective cattle controls without badger culling. I urge you to follow Northern Ireland’s lead and call off the cull – it will achieve nothing, only needlessly cost the lives of thousands of wild animals and tarnish the reputation of Wales.
Save the Badgers
Homepage: http://www.viva.org.uk/campaigns/badgers /action.htm