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UK: Decision Due on Major Badger Cull


Animals  (tags: United Kingdom, human interfernce, wildlife extermination, wildlife victimization, animal farming, environmental degredation, human disease fears, wildlife persecution )

Eva
- 4000 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Britain's first major cull of badgers for 25 years to combat tuberculosis in cattle could be announced later.



   

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Jessie Cross (295)
Tuesday April 8, 2008, 6:00 am
This is horrible and so sad - and there is no proof that the badgers are responsible.
 

Eva Ries (237)
Tuesday April 8, 2008, 8:43 am

"Many farmers say badgers are to blame for infecting their herds and want a widespread cull."

Just like American ranchers claim that wild bison communicate brucellosis to their cattle. And that's rubbish, too, as it's found in elk and caribou but no very common in bison. Vaccines are being developed based on studies with bison. They do NOT give it to the cattle because they have little interaction with them, except when "ranchers" trespass on parklands to graze their cattle, and then it's much more likely the bison will contract it from the domestic cattle (and to think: people keep eating beef, never thinking about how unhealthy it really is!).

But it's always easier to blame wildlife and persecute and exterminate than it is to admit that the reason there is TB or brucellosis is because domesticated cattle are an invasive species spreading it around, they don't belong where we have them, and our constant interference with their biological makeup as rendered them sickly and prone. What's more, human interference and habitat degredation is usually the catalyst that increases the transmission of these organisms causing disease. Humans will not accept that the Earth know what's best, has developed a variety of organisms, and that death by disease is NORMAL; yes, ever for humans. THAT is the real problem - humans.

"Steve Clarke from the Badger Trust Cymru said a 10 year study concluded that culling badgers would make no meaningful contribution in controlling TB amongst cattle."

And yet who do government officials listen to? Idiots with no research, education or anything else to back their claims other than they have decided, for arbitrary and ignorant reasons, that wild animals are "in their way."

What utter short-sightedness and stupidity.

"'Clearly there will be opposition from wildlife groups to these proposals,' he said."

You'd better believe it. There are more and more people becoming enlightened and questioning/opposing this human dommination by force, and their voices and strength grow louder daily.

"However, this decision comes after a lengthy, comprehensive inquiry by the assembly rural affairs committee."

I doubt that. If by this it's meant that they are listening to farmer complaints, then you haven't done your research, people!
 

Kathleen Irwin (28)
Wednesday April 9, 2008, 3:09 am
This is appalling. There really isn't any proof that badgers are to blame for carrying/spreading these diseases. Unenlightened humans are the only animals who are damaging our planet and the life on it.
 
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