Friday February 23rd 2018  I News The Essential Daily Briefing Opinion

An article by KG Walsha

“The weight of scientific opinion is stacked against this unnecessary slaughter of British wildlife, and the vast majority of badgers tested for bTB post-mortem since the killing began in earnest in 2013 have been found not to be infected with the disease.” (Photo: David Plummer)

Michael Gove was today hunted down to his sett at Defra HQ in London and badgered as he attempted to flee.

A fitting scenario, considering his plans to extend the killing of badgers throughout the UK.

Protesters from the Labour Animal Rights Group and groups including Stop The Cull and The Badger Trust left him in no doubt as to the overwhelming public opinion against such an extension; it’s as unpopular as it is unscientific.

In the three months running up to December 2017, over 20,000 of our largest native omnivores have fallen foul of the Tory piecemeal cull – a band aid move to appease the National Farmers Union in the fight to combat bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

However, the weight of scientific opinion is stacked against this unnecessary slaughter of British wildlife, and the vast majority of badgers tested for bTB post-mortem since the killing began in earnest in 2013 have been found not to be infected with the disease.

Local reports from monitors in existing cull zones have recorded badger corpses left exposed for extended periods, leaking body fluids into the land, and treated with zero bio-security precautions by the multitude of participating hired guns.

It’s maybe just as well that these hapless specimens weren’t carrying the highly contagious strain of TB, then.

To read the full article click on the following link :

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/badger-cull-senseless-expensive-violence-stain-theresa-mays-government