Amend the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and allow members of the public to prevent badger invasion of their land without the risk of criminal proceedings

My wife & I have two small sons and a small garden which has been invaded for the past 4 years by badgers.

On behalf of myself & neighbours who are similarly afflicted (neighbours which include the playing fields of two Junior Schools) – I have approached the local council who referred me to Natural England. I have had to obtain a licence in order to fill in a badger burrow in my garden which had to be completed between the months of June & November. In spite of this, the badgers burrowing has continued and has now criss-crossing my lawn which makes subsidence likely. The badgers have inflicted significant damage on my & my neighbours gardens & have also used our gardens & the local schools playing fields as latrines. The health & wellbeing of my sons & neighbours including the pupils both Junior Schools are being threatened.

 I have been informed by Natural England that to remove the badgers from their Sett, I would have to obtain the corresponding licence and incur a likely cost of around £50,000. If I take any other action including allowing our pet dog into our own garden, I would risk prosecution under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and if convicted, liable to a fine of £5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months.

It appears the rights of badgers supersede that of human beings!  I am becoming increasingly frustrated by this piece of legislation. With regard to badger invasions, we are not alone as many cries of frustration can be read on the internet.

The above Act needs amending so that members of the public can 'armour' their land boundaries/fences against badger invasion at any time of the year without the threat of prosecution,  imprisonment and gaining a criminal record!!

Why is this idea important?

My wife & I have two small sons and a small garden which has been invaded for the past 4 years by badgers.

On behalf of myself & neighbours who are similarly afflicted (neighbours which include the playing fields of two Junior Schools) – I have approached the local council who referred me to Natural England. I have had to obtain a licence in order to fill in a badger burrow in my garden which had to be completed between the months of June & November. In spite of this, the badgers burrowing has continued and has now criss-crossing my lawn which makes subsidence likely. The badgers have inflicted significant damage on my & my neighbours gardens & have also used our gardens & the local schools playing fields as latrines. The health & wellbeing of my sons & neighbours including the pupils both Junior Schools are being threatened.

 I have been informed by Natural England that to remove the badgers from their Sett, I would have to obtain the corresponding licence and incur a likely cost of around £50,000. If I take any other action including allowing our pet dog into our own garden, I would risk prosecution under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and if convicted, liable to a fine of £5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months.

It appears the rights of badgers supersede that of human beings!  I am becoming increasingly frustrated by this piece of legislation. With regard to badger invasions, we are not alone as many cries of frustration can be read on the internet.

The above Act needs amending so that members of the public can 'armour' their land boundaries/fences against badger invasion at any time of the year without the threat of prosecution,  imprisonment and gaining a criminal record!!

No repeal of hunting act

This web site is a covert way for the Countryside Alliance and the pro hunt lobby (and shamefully most Tory MPs are pro hunt) to get the Hunting Act repealed.  How are those who are against this to have a voice?  This web site does not give people a right to reply regarding suggestions to repeal laws thus giving blood sport ethusiasts a gift!!   Please remember 76% of the public remain AGAINST blood sports and no amout of trying to 'tidy up' the reality of blood sports by allowing hunting in some 'regulated' form.will wash.  It is immoral, unethical and  the ban needs to REMAIN and be strengethend.  Nick Clegg should listen to the majority not a minority of sadistic people!!

Why is this idea important?

This web site is a covert way for the Countryside Alliance and the pro hunt lobby (and shamefully most Tory MPs are pro hunt) to get the Hunting Act repealed.  How are those who are against this to have a voice?  This web site does not give people a right to reply regarding suggestions to repeal laws thus giving blood sport ethusiasts a gift!!   Please remember 76% of the public remain AGAINST blood sports and no amout of trying to 'tidy up' the reality of blood sports by allowing hunting in some 'regulated' form.will wash.  It is immoral, unethical and  the ban needs to REMAIN and be strengethend.  Nick Clegg should listen to the majority not a minority of sadistic people!!

Avoid bovine Tb spread

Badgers don't go to market. They catch Tb from cattle which are carted around the country to agricultural 'shows'. All movement of livestock to shows should be banned. Farmers wishing to buy livestock should visit the farm offering them for sale to check the quality of the animals and the care provided by the farmer. The auction at the 'show' will be in the absence of the cattle which will be saved the transport round the country and the pollution from cattle trucks. Bovine Tb will soon be eliminated.

Why is this idea important?

Badgers don't go to market. They catch Tb from cattle which are carted around the country to agricultural 'shows'. All movement of livestock to shows should be banned. Farmers wishing to buy livestock should visit the farm offering them for sale to check the quality of the animals and the care provided by the farmer. The auction at the 'show' will be in the absence of the cattle which will be saved the transport round the country and the pollution from cattle trucks. Bovine Tb will soon be eliminated.

hunting act

lift the ban on hunting with dogs, it is unjust, it has'nt saved any foxes, it has caused the death of more foxes[ night shooting]it is a way to get at the upper classes, when there are more working class people take part, it is a past time for many and a way of life for many more that a few with a louder voice objected too

Why is this idea important?

lift the ban on hunting with dogs, it is unjust, it has'nt saved any foxes, it has caused the death of more foxes[ night shooting]it is a way to get at the upper classes, when there are more working class people take part, it is a past time for many and a way of life for many more that a few with a louder voice objected too

Repeal the Hunting Act

The main reason it is necessary to repeal the Hunting Act is because it is detrimental to the welfare of the fox. Foxes must be controlled and it is my belief that hunting with hounds is the most humane and effective way of doing this.

Why is this idea important?

The main reason it is necessary to repeal the Hunting Act is because it is detrimental to the welfare of the fox. Foxes must be controlled and it is my belief that hunting with hounds is the most humane and effective way of doing this.

Reform of the Animal Health Act 1981

The Animal Health Act 1981 gives powers to government to make orders allowing authorised officers to enter land without permission of the landowner to carry out destruction of any wild members of a species to which the order relates that may be on that land, if the Minister is satisfied this is necessary in order to eliminate, or substantially reduce the incidence of the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area.

In light of the potential major disruption to established ecosystems due to the eradication of protected species, along with the serious infringement of the basic civil liberty to peacefully enjoyment of one's property, the wording of the Act should be tightened to 'if the Minister is satisfied this is absolutely essential to eliminate the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area'.

Why is this idea important?

The Animal Health Act 1981 gives powers to government to make orders allowing authorised officers to enter land without permission of the landowner to carry out destruction of any wild members of a species to which the order relates that may be on that land, if the Minister is satisfied this is necessary in order to eliminate, or substantially reduce the incidence of the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area.

In light of the potential major disruption to established ecosystems due to the eradication of protected species, along with the serious infringement of the basic civil liberty to peacefully enjoyment of one's property, the wording of the Act should be tightened to 'if the Minister is satisfied this is absolutely essential to eliminate the specified disease in animals of any kind in the area'.

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004

The Hunting Act was the single largest waste of Parlimentary time during the last Government. It was not introduced to improve Animal Welfare but simply camouflaged as such to hide the true Class discrimination that was so blatantly behind it. Not only is it unworkable but it Crimalises Law Abiding Citizens and wastes Police and Courts time to placate those people who believe that everydoby who rides a horse in the countryside is a "Toff" .

It has been shown by a Government Enquiry that it has no purpose and no evidence was given to prove Hunting is less Humane than any other methods of controlling the numbers of animal species that no longer have natural preditors.

Why is this idea important?

The Hunting Act was the single largest waste of Parlimentary time during the last Government. It was not introduced to improve Animal Welfare but simply camouflaged as such to hide the true Class discrimination that was so blatantly behind it. Not only is it unworkable but it Crimalises Law Abiding Citizens and wastes Police and Courts time to placate those people who believe that everydoby who rides a horse in the countryside is a "Toff" .

It has been shown by a Government Enquiry that it has no purpose and no evidence was given to prove Hunting is less Humane than any other methods of controlling the numbers of animal species that no longer have natural preditors.