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Badger culls were ineffective

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

An independent scientific assessment of last year's pilot badger culls in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset has concluded that they were not effective.

Analysis commissioned by the government found the number of badgers killed fell well short of the target deemed necessary, the BBC understands.

And up to 18% of culled badgers took longer than five minutes to die, failing the test for humaneness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-26369306

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

Five  minutes to die is appaling. I have a badger den near where I take my Whippets for a run (they are more interested in the chickens and rabbits but never catch any)..


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:02 PM

:hmm: ........................................ :cry:

What, in all the world, could I do to earn my living and still live as myself, as I knew myself to be? Temporary masks, I knew, had their place; everyone was wearing them, they were the human rage; but not masks cemented in place until the wearer could not breathe and was eventually suffocated.




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