Sunday, 30 September 2018

Badgering the Badger Hunters

It is not only the case that the 'culling' of badgers in the UK to 'protect dairy cattle from bovine TB' is unsupported by science (there's a clue in the name of the disease) but it seems that the cull is a) expensive and b) may involve considerable animal cruelty (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/30/covert-footage-reveals-cruelty-of-badger-culls). One can't help but feel that the cull is largely carried out because farmers are a powerful lobby group in many rural areas?

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