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UK: 'Badgers Are Moving the Goalposts' Says Owen Paterson of Cull

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Cull branded 'farce' after marksmen seek extensions to kill the minimum number of badgers required


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Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:22 am

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:34 am
So, those crafty badgers have been moving the goalposts?! The blighters! (This suggests organised resistance!)

Nothing to do with Government incompetence and a gross overestimate of badger population numbers then? Well, that's reassuring.

Sheila D (28)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:04 am
Definitely a farce. Obviously, those hunters just want something to kill and don't care whether they kill all the badgers, or not. And the government isn't helping at all.

Veronique L (209)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 10:23 am

Cathe romano (52)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:39 pm
Thanks Cal,
Off to go make friends with the badgers!

J H (43)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 4:57 pm

Jason S (50)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:53 pm
Good posting, thanks

Susanne R (236)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:33 pm
From the article:

"Musician and prominent cull opponent Brian May said: "This [pilot] has demonstrated already that free shooting doesn't work. The only way they got to [850] badgers was by cage-trapping and shooting. If you are cage-trapping and shooting, you can cage-trap and vaccinate."

If the only reason they're culling badgers is because they're spreading tuberculosis to cattle, then why aren't they simply trapping and vaccinating them instead? According to Wikipedia, "Under the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats the culling of badgers is only permitted as part of a bovine TB reduction strategy if there is no satisfactory alternative." It appears that there is a satisfactory alternative.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:34 am

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:36 am
Stop killing the badgers, you murdering prats!
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