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Badger Cull a PR Disaster for UK Countryside, Warn 'Dissident' Farmers


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A growing number of farmers are now questioning the nature of the cull and its effectiveness. And some are blaming poor biosecurity and intensive farming for the spread of TB in the UK cattle herd



   

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Lisa W (143)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:34 am
I am glad some people are waking up and realizing that a cull is not the answer. ty Cal!
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:38 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:14 am
Why not stop the slaughter now...so thousands can still be saved. Just maybe they'll be a of heart--thx Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:02 am
Good!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:31 am
I hope they stop it They have had about 50 yrs or so to get a vaccine What have they done nothing They will only be popular with a small minority of people mainly some farmers for doing this I dont understand if its finances they have just promised all the extra overseas aid at the G8 summit Why not pay out some of the money and get their own house in order first

noted thanks
 

June M (136)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:37 am
thanks for posting Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:44 am
GLAD PEOPLE ARE REALIZING TO BLAME THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS IS JUST STUPID.
 

Carol J (9)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:16 am
I have heard that many of these poor animals have not been killed outright and have horrendous injuries - it keeps me awake at night.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:22 am
noted, thank you
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:39 am
Badgers are being scapegoated by the livestock industry. Stop killing these adorable animals.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 12:28 pm
It's about time some farmers recognise how stupid this cull is.
 

S S (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 1:38 pm
Thank you.
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:28 pm
Save the badgers. We have to right to kill them.
 

Deborah W (6)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 3:06 pm
Since these are nocturnal animals and active at night, my wish is that the hunters mistake each other for badgers, take aim and shoot each other by mistake, bleed out and thus reduce the force by two at a time. Fair and immediate justice for no-voice no-choice victims.
 

Irene Leggett (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 3:19 pm
Put the blame where it squarely belongs, on the bad husbandry of the factory farming culture. The cattle are kept for months at a time in dark, filthy, airless barns. They are NOT treated for illnesses, mastitis, lameness and diseases, they are forcibly kept pregnant and are regularly injected with a cocktail of drugs and antibiotics, their calves are taken away from them at birth causing great distress and anxiety. And finally, when the cattle are completely depleted of calcium, body condition and thoroughly 'wore-up' they are loaded onto filthy, dirty trucks to go to market or straight to filthy, stinking slaughterhouses where they are mistreated and abused every step of the way until their death. Don't blame the badger for the farmer's indifference and ignorance.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:54 pm
Noted. This needs to stop! Vaccinate your farm animals and quit killing badgers!
 

Jason S (50)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:37 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

janet f (29)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:44 pm
There's already a huge world-wide backlash; these people need to start to log on to the internet. And there are terrible issues with horse meat or even unidentified meat in England. The meat industry needs to get it's shit together and stop thinking and acting like the world is made for them.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:54 am
Noted
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 2:57 am
Stop the killing, you bastards!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 4:21 am
noted ,thank you 20/6
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:01 am
Good for the 'dissident' (honest) farmers for speaking out! The whole thing is a sham. Bad husbandry is the cause, not the poor badgers.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:02 am
Fellow Britons: If you oppose the cull, if not already doing so, stop buying dairy!
 

Lona G (66)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:25 am
Finally some farmers are seeing sense; too bad that they are dubbed "dissident" and are afraid to speak up on chance of being ostracised. Its the same everywhere, isn't it? Big money from big producers (for that is what more and more farming coming down to) are buying politics and to hell with farm animals and -now- wildlife.

I hope more farmers will come to their senses and are supported by the British public before it's too late.
 

Janis B (7)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 10:38 am
People are blaming farmers but the cull is a government decision. Not sure why the Ministry of Agriculture isn't providing vaccines for the herds. The farmers who really are rarely rich could make a nominal payment. If the vaccines were provided as a matter of course then this problem wouldn't exist.
 

Inge B (202)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:53 am
Good to be vegetarian / vegan, the only solution.
Love
 

Deborah W (6)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:36 pm
Since these are nocturnal animals and active at night, my wish is that the hunters mistake each other for badgers, take aim and shoot each other by mistake, bleed out and thus reduce the force by two at a time. Fair and immediate justice for no-voice no-choice victims
 

Marliese B (69)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:58 pm
Thank you. Noted! Stop the killing :((((
 

Dianne D (490)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:16 am
Should always get 2 sides of the story before a decision is made. These farmers make sense. Hope they sue the government.
 

Sergio P (65)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:08 pm
Poor animals
 
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