This new e-petition is trending at over 1000 signatures an hour at the moment. I signed it when it was at about 1500 signatures but it is flying.
Now, it is a very sensible e-petition, but interestingly its proposer is Simon King, the Wildlife Trusts’ President Emeritus (!) and is supported by the Wildlife Trusts.
It is just possible that the Wildlife Trusts have found their campaigning zeal again – other NGOs please take note. I guess it’s too early to say, except also on the front page of the Wildlife Trust website is another plea to sign another e-petition.
Maybe things are stirring in the sleepy world of the Wildlife Trusts – I hope so. And I hope that the momentum drags even more cautious wildlife NGOs to get their memberships moving to create change. Can you imagine the impact if the National Trust supported the badger e-petition or any others. And they should.
I wonder to what extent the Wildlife Trust movement as a whole will get behind the badger e-petition. How many individual trusts will be tweeting and retweeting and how many will feature it on their websites?
Well done Simon King and well done Wildlife Trusts!
As you can see, in the time it took me to take two screenshots for this blog, the e-petition had added over 20 signatures.