Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Pembrokeshire badger cull

Peter Black AM writes with feeling here and here. The comments to the latter posting are worth reading, too.

If it were a straight choice between badgers and Welsh farming, I would reluctantly come down on the side of eliminating badgers. But I do not believe it is a straight choice. Moreover, there is no mention in the report of the four-year programme recently announced for Pembrokeshire of control of the other carriers of TB, especially the cattle.

For a reasoned argument on the other side, read Glyn Davies's posting on April 9th 2008.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we should look at culling the urban rat, recently caught eight of the disease ridden vermin in the space of a week quite recently...

Frank H Little said...

Is this urban rat of the four-legged or two-legged variety?

Anonymous said...

The two legged variety can be easily spotted in the coming months when there will be a general election, they will be wearing red rosettes, and spouting bollocks!

Simon said...

Is it not fact that there's been a cull in Ireland but the incidence of bovine TB increased! ?

Frank H Little said...

Simon, I don't have the Irish data. If you have a reference, I would be interested.

I do know that the protocols for the pilot Pembrokeshire cull have still not been decided.