Whilst I appreciate that the badger cull is happening elsewhere and currently does not affect us, it most certainly could in the future if it spreads to Lancashire and TB in cattle becomes a problem here too.
This could easily happen now because any infected badgers fleeing current cull zones will spread it.
Around 300,000 people have signed the Government e-petition and so do not support this cull nor will support future ones. I am dismayed that our MP Mr Eric Ollerenshaw seems to be dismissing this and supports the cull.
Surely those 300,000 people deserve a better response than the current “two fingers up attitude” we seem to be getting.
There is another way that will work in time – vaccination of our badgers, indeed there are many offers of help with this that are being ignored.
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