After my post a month or so ago, the Government Chief Scientist has deemed it necessary to cull 80% of the Badger population in vast swathes of the country. This, despite much evidence and reports to suggest that the Badger is an insignificant vector in the transmission of Bovine TB.
Once again, I do not intend "Blue-Grey" to become controversial, angry or political, but this decision (and the timing of the decision also) smacks of the Government trying to appease angry farmers after a summer of Bluetongue and Foot and Mouth.
The Badger has been caught up in a political situation. No mistake.
Read up on the situation if you like, but please click HERE to sign the (new) House of Commons petition. ( I know a couple of you signed the last one - thanks) to protest against this nonsensical slaughter of innocent animals, which have been caught up in a political argument and a failure of the farmers and the government to admit to (pressurised) poor animal husbandry procedures.