Badger cull debate

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Re: Badger cull debate

Post: #267812 oldjerry
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:27 am

MKG wrote:


A number of farmers are pulling out their hair and jumping wildy up and down insisting that they know that badgers are to blame. Those same farmers are the ones who know that red kites, sparrowhawks, ospreys and any other bird which doesn't sit in a bush tweeting sweetly are enemies of the world order and existence as a whole. Kill 'em, they say (the raptors, that is, not the farmers - but hey!). Well, it's their land, and wild animals have no right to be there, have they?

Why don't we just get rid of the lot? Everything - rodents, birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals - except the ones which farmers, DEFRA and the Countryside Alliance (have I spelled that right?) designate as useful. What a wonderful, disease-free environment we'll have then. At least, until another government-funded research station decides to pour crap down its drains. Must have been a badger working there at the time.

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There has always been some elements of that in the countryside since way back.To be fair,many farmers do not fall into that category,but the change from 'farm' to 'agribusiness' has certainly ensured it's growth.....it's not just urban dwellers that have a growing disconnect with the land.
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Re: Badger cull debate

Post: #267816 gregorach
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:41 am

boboff wrote:Badger in wind in the willows is very high and mighty and know it all, and for that reason alone I think a cull is in order!

Dunc?


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Re: Badger cull debate

Post: #267821 boboff
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:14 pm

Apparently the people who fly the planes in this country are very relieved that they have decided to delay the Pilot culling, apparently a problem with fog and French Strike action is to blame.......


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Re: Badger cull debate

Post: #267823 marshlander
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:50 pm

Well I'm pleased but will this delay just sidestroke the controversy off the court into the long grass in the hope it's forgotten?
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Re: Badger cull debate

Post: #267824 Zech
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:53 pm

The Riff-Raff Element wrote:Good Lord! Is it possible that the scale of (literate) public opinion has had an effect?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/22/badger-cull-plans-major-setback

Either that or the Tory backwoodsmen have finally realised that this particular slaughter won't involve hunting pink and have gone all lukewarm on the idea.



Sadly not. It seems that this was not a response to the massive public outcry and consequent parliamentary debate scheduled for this Thursday, but a response to a request by the NFU for a delay.
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Re: Badger cull debate

Post: #267836 oldjerry
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:17 pm

Best part of a year nearer an election.......watch this space!!!!!!

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