I hope cattle farmers have been too busy with spring work to listen to the political waffle that’s just been happening in parliament. I’ve just sat and listened to it myself and feel physically sick, I’ve had to listen to this waffling for the last 20 years and it never gets any better.
People using this tragedy for their own ends, One MP talked about the infection of hounds with what seems like delight as it might further another aim of this MP’s and their supporters watching on from the gallery. Read the bow report, Brian May makes a statement stating that Badgers only live between 3-5 years and that there is a 30% mortality rate each year to make the case for vaccination.
One of the suggestions was that muck spread from infected cattle could spread TB, it reminds me of ‘flying pig’ syndrome. Bio security, pre-movement, zoning, vaccination, blame the farmers in fact anything apart from taking out infected badgers.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again a thousand times if I must, the cull is happening every day, it’s called nature it takes out at least 1000 badgers per day. Through TB, starvation, killing on the roads, old age, infected wounds from fighting and drowning in floods.
Protecting badgers completely means they are protected to death but not one of the petitioners when signing was taking any responsibility for the suffering of badgers or taking responsibility for the suffering and culling of our cattle or the demise of our cattle industry. Nor accepting that doing nothing in the badger population is as bad as taking out healthy badgers.
I , as thousands of other cattle farmers already have or will soon be turning their cattle out for summer grazing and the pictures below are just a few examples from the last few days of what they may be coming in contact with. This is where the removal must start if it is to make any significant difference to the health of our cattle and wildlife.
I say to all the people that are against the present cull the only reason it’s in its present format is because of the judicial review and the ridiculous Krebs trial that was referred to as science.
Brian Mays ‘Big day out in London’ is happening tomorrow with his 20 experts or as in my experience the 20 failures.
If you think I’m being harsh, look at it from the countryside’s perspective, failed! Failed! Failed! Failed! Failed! to make any move forward, don’t you think it’s time they started talking to people that know how to bring Bovine TB to a much quicker and cleaner end.
This an open lesion, common in highly infected badgers, you wouldn’t want that walking in your fields with you cattle, in and out your feed troughs
This badger was a third of its natural weight and scowering heavily. It had also lost an eye.