Badger Cull Britain
Tuesday, 9th September 2014
I hate the idea of the cull, but I appreciate that doing nothing isn’t an option.
If we expect to see beef and dairy products on supermarket shelves in the future, farmers have to protect their industry today. Last year more than 26,000 cattle were (apparently) slaughtered in England to tackle TB in livestock. The livestock losses must have reached multimillion pound levels. I get a little tetchy, though, when cattle loss is extrapolated into market loss; just because beef and dairy contribute economically, who can say their life is more valuable than a badger’s?
One wildlife charity that’s more involved in this debate than any other is The Wildlife Trust as they’re not only taking action to #StopTheCull (in Twitter parlance) the charities iconic logo includes the black and white outline of the Badger.
Are they opposed to the cull?
They are and they’re taking action to #StopTheCull. You can find out what they’re doing and read more about their e-petition to David Cameron online at http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/badgers
Written by Simon H. King