Radiation Free Lakeland have been asked why they have got involved in what appears to be an animal welfare issue. A fair enough question. We got involved because the only reason the militaristic fence was put up is to “protect’ the dangerous stockpiles of nuclear waste which includes 120 tons of weapons grade/terrorist grade plutonium.
The reason the plutonium is there is because the waste keeps on arriving at Sellafield for reprocessing thereby creating more plutonium!
If the deer were on ANY OTHER factory site in the UK then this situation would not have arisen, fences would have been opened and the deer allowed to go free. As it is the deer are viewed as collateral damage, in much the same way as the people living in the shadow of Sellafield.
The militaristic fences are meaningless while the nuclear industry/government keep chucking radioactive waste into landfill, out to sea, into the air and even into our pots and pans through the Studsvik metal “recycling” plant at Lillyhall. Studsvik are corporate sponsors of Cumbria Wildlife Trust who are supporting Sellafield in the plan to cull. The wildlife trust claims that there are too many deer in Cumbria eating up our woodlands and that actually Sellafield are doing a huge favour by culling a family of roe deer. Ironically Cumbria Wildlife Trust spend much of their time taking young trees out of woodlands to create butterfly habitat. Why not let the deer create butterfly habitat? Is it because volunteers like to work up a sweat hacking trees down?
There is no excuse for culling the deer if as Sellafield say they have not entered the site and are not contaminated.
There is more information for actions to save the deer and petitions here
FREE THE SELLAFIELD DEER & NO NUKE DUMPS