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The madness of culling badgers

1 June 2013

6:11 PM

1 June 2013

6:11 PM

Good luck to all the animal rights activists setting off this weekend to harass the members of the Game and Wildlife “Conservancy” Trust shooting blameless badgers. The cull, which could stretch to 100,000 of the poor bloody animals, makes no more sense than our determination to get involved in Syria’s civil war. The government department DEFRA has been in the pockets of the gamekeepers and farmers since – oddly enough – May 2010; conservation is out and a brutal supposed utilitarianism is in. Expect more in the way of culling – it’ll be magpies and assorted corvines next, on the pretext that they endanger our songbirds (which common sense tells you that they don’t).

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