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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Badger cull 'not cost effective'

...badger culling did reduce cattle TB, it would have to be so extensive it would be uneconomical.

Culling Badgers Does Not Help Curb Bovine TB - UK News Headlines

Culling badgers does not help control TB in cattle - and could even make the problem worse, a major government report has concluded.
Badger cull abandoned after TB report | Animals | Wildlife | Earth | Telegraph

Ministers are expected to abandon plans to license a widespread cull of badgers after a decade-long study by independent scientists concluded that a cull would only increase the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

Well that is clear then...

Why not cut to the chase and ignore the science - Badgers look cuddly, do you think I want to be known as Ben Badger Basher Bradshaw?

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"...ignore the science - Badgers look cuddly..."

Well, not Ruth Badger, anyway...

Has anyone eer tried farming badgers? If so, would they cull the wild cattle who infected them with TB - if they did. I think it would be easier this way round as badgers are small and hide underground but cows are large and stupid. And easy to cull...

I don't need a medical reason to shoot badgers. I say shoot because it's far more fun than poisoning - that's just boring. 12 bore slugs work a treat, but 240 grain .44 magnum Hydrashoks do the job too. Put some jam out a good distance from their set and wait for the little devils to start stuffing their silly that-woman-from-the-munsters faces and then...

For those who think they're cute and cuddly and shouldn't be blown to pieces in the most humurous fashion possible, I suggest you take one home and sleep with it. I'm not talking about beastiality (well, not specifically) but just having it in your bed while you sleep. In fact, just try and pet it, see how long you have the correct number of digits/limbs/faces.

Kill the badgers? Kill the badgers?! What will we do for cute characters in the fairy tales? I do so love that it took a decade to figure this out....

As for mutleythedog, I am concerned now for his bed companions..

Kill the badgers? Kill the badgers?! What will we do for cute characters in the fairy tales? I do so love that it took a decade to figure this out....

As for mutleythedog, I am concerned now for his bed companions..

Kill the badgers? Kill the badgers?! What will we do for cute characters in the fairy tales? I do so love that it took a decade to figure this out....

As for mutleythedog, I am concerned now for his bed companions..

None of our local farmers shoot 'pigs' .... much !

Killing badgers to the extent necessary could be argued to be impractical. Well, yes, of course. The ludicrous animal rights lobby with no concept of conservation is to blame for this which is harming both agricultural interests (they don't matter, of course), the health of the badger population as whole and of other species (but they don't look nice) infected by this protected, but not properly conserved, species.

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