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#1 Mudbug

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:22

The Badger culls are due to begin in the UK in June 2013, it’s now or never for the badgers!

Brian May has launched a petition so they can deliver 250,000 voices against the badger cull to ensure that the UK Government can’t ignore this any longer.

If you want to help please click here: http://teambadger.org/

Thanks for reading this.


#2 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:29

The cull is necessary as the current badger population is too high and is exceeding the resources of their habitat. It's not happening just for fun, you know. Badgers are a protected species in the UK so a cull only happens through necessity.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:38

The cull is necessary as the current badger population is too high and is exceeding the resources of their habitat. It's not happening just for fun, you know. Badgers are a protected species in the UK so a cull only happens through necessity.


And to halt the spread of TB.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:46

And to halt the spread of TB.


I'd forgotten about that part. Yeah.. That's pretty damned essential!

#5 DocM

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:28

After looking it up yes, the cull is essential from both a wildlife management and the public health standpoints.

It always gets me how some of these armchair conservationists / environmentalists go knee-jerk negative on culls and hunts that are essential, even for the species being killed. Our deer hunr is essential becsuse their reproduction rate vastly exceeds their death rate from predation and natural causes. As a result there are more deer here than any time in the last 120 years - literally in the millions. Without a hunt to keep the population down the whole herd suffers food shortages & starvation in our cold winters. It's truly heartbreaking to see large numbers of dead and malnourished deer per square mile when the hunt fails to cull enough deer. Without the hunt it would be worse.

Hunts provide a deer population check, a great deal of economic activity, license fees support many DNR programs for all species including endangered ones, and the harvested deer are a very popular food source. Many hunters turn part of f their allotment (you can harvest >1 deer) to 3 charities that supply venison to food banks for the poor and homeless.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:30

^ We have a problem with deer too, but don't have much hunting to compensate... There's going to have to be a cull soon...

#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:35

Crate them up and send them over here. We love those vicious animals. :)

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:58

The Badger population is not necessarily too high, they will increase in population as much as they can as long as resources and predation don't stop them (like any other animal). Culling them will also not necessarily slow or stop the disease and will just disrupt their normal territorial movements. Normally badgers are fairly confined in their movements, however a cull will open up new territories for remaining infected and non-infected badgers, which will lead to territorial expansion and greater movements of badgers which therefore increases spread of disease. Read more here http://www.wildlifet...rs-and-bovineTB (Also just so you know, The Wildlife Trusts are pro deer culling)

Not everyone opposed to the badger cull is an armchair conservationist, there are many good reasons not to proceed with the cull and to further explore using a vaccine to TB, not least of all because a cull will only ever be a temporary fix that will in all probability make matters worse in the future.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 19:05

Badger fur is great for brushes.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 19:11

And to halt the spread of TB.

Hi,
Accredited scientific evidence and citations required.
Thanks.

#11 Javik

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 19:16

It's unfortunate but as far as I'm concerned as long as it's done humanely I am OK with it. It's much less painful to die from a bullet through the head than it would be to starve to death because you are overpopulated.

#12 spikey_richie

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 19:21

Hi,
Accredited scientific evidence and citations required.
Thanks.


Hi,
Have you been living under a rock?
Thanks.

#13 n_K

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:11

Hi,
Have you been living under a rock?
Thanks.

Hi,
So that means you know none then?
Enjoy your murder.

#14 CrashGordon

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:21

No! Don't kill Badger

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Oh, wait, they already did.

#15 Growled

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:51

Maybe there isn't too many beaver, but too many people invading their space.



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