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Ethical Consumer's new Badger Website
Last Post 19/09/2014 13:32:27 by heatheradmin. 2 Replies.
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Rob Harrison
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18/09/2014 13:06:57
    In September 2014 EC launched a new Badger Action News website at http://badgeractionnews.org/ to help put pressure on against the cull.

    On the website we are discussing how consumer boycotts can help. Support is generally high for boycotts of the products of farmers and landowners which belong to cull consortia and permit culling on their land. Such products could include milk but also other produce such as cheese, meat and cereals.

    However it is proving to be difficult to identify which farms within a cull zone are supportive of a cull and which are not. Boycotting farms which oppose the cull within the cull zones does not feel right for many people.

    In July 2014 Ethical Consumer conducted a survey of supermarkets (full document on the Badgers website) and coffee shops to see whether there were more of less progressive positions being taken on the issue of buying milk from within the cull zones. Almost all were non-committal.

    Given the lack of clear differentiation, starting with two high profile targets as Stop the Cull suggests, is as logical an approach as any.

    If these two can be persuaded to change their positions, the boycott can move onto other companies on the list.

    We plan for a period of public discussion on this issue before launching some campaign resources to help contact boycotted companies in October. What do you think? Are there better targets for economic pressure on this subject?
    Tim Hunt
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    19/09/2014 12:28:27
    The RSPCA called for a tourist boycott and boycott of all dairy products from the west country in 2012. Is is unlikely that the RSPCA continues to support a boycott call any longer due to criticism the organisation received in 2012.
    heatheradmin
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    19/09/2014 13:32:27
    What about the NFU? It seems like they have prevented companies / farmers from speaking out against the cull.
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