Badger cull

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Re: Badger cull

Post by panama » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:30 pm

I have lived with 5 cats over the last 30 years...there was Cleo and Cassie and Hannah and Cadbury and Ruby....here are two of them

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Re: Badger cull

Post by polomint38 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:31 pm

panama wrote:I have lived with 5 cats over the last 30 years...there was Cleo and Cassie and Hannah and Cadbury and Ruby....here are two of them
We had a cat called Cassie (named after Tony Cascarino). We took it in because my friends daughter turned out to have eczema, which the eczema made worse.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tinkerbell » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:32 pm

panama wrote:I have lived with 5 cats over the last 30 years...there was Cleo and Cassie and Hannah and Cadbury and Ruby....here are two of them

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I can only see one cat - is it just me or is it hidden?!

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Re: Badger cull

Post by panama » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:33 pm

Tinkerbell wrote:
panama wrote:I have lived with 5 cats over the last 30 years...there was Cleo and Cassie and Hannah and Cadbury and Ruby....here are two of them

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I can only see one cat - is it just me or is it hidden?!
Cassie is the grey and white one who was strolling along that folded bed base when Hannah, a black kitten, ambushed her from below...now can you see it?

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tinkerbell » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Cassie is the grey and white one who was strolling along that folded bed base when Hannah, a black kitten, ambushed her from below...now can you see it?
Yes. Thought it was a shadow.... (note to self- maybe new reading glasses?)

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Re: Badger cull

Post by bindeweede » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:35 pm

A little item from The Independent.
Government releases figures showing badger cull case was exaggerated by flawed bovine TB statistics
"Revised numbers, calculated after an error was found in the system last month, show that the number of herds infected by bovine TB fell by 3.4 per cent in the year to September 2013, rather than rising by 18 per cent, as it previously said."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 30563.html

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:35 pm

I wonder how badly badger populations have been affected by the flooding, compared against the failed culling exercise.

Badgers drowned, cattle kept indoors away from badgers. This should be a great opportunity to see if Bovine TB goes up or down in Somerset.
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Re: Badger cull

Post by chaggle » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:36 pm

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/envi ... 4021983755
“Admit to your TB lies and pay us reparations or one day the ground you stand on will suddenly give way and you will be plunged into darkness.

“And in that darkness will be a righteous badger, waiting to bite your face off.”
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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:37 pm

Badger culls were 'ineffective and failed humaneness test'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26369306
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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:37 pm

Partial badger victory:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26868650

"Badger cull expansion abandoned after trial failure"
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Re: Badger cull

Post by panama » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:38 pm

Croydon13013 wrote:Partial badger victory:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26868650

"Badger cull expansion abandoned after trial failure"
A total waste of everybody's time, energy and money yet they're continuing the pilot cull only now with " no independent oversight to assess their future performance." If that's not the definition of pointless ....aaarghhhh!

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:38 pm

I heard that someone is now going to do a study of the strains of Bovine TB to track how the cattle are catching it. I don't have a link.

This might prove that they catch it from badgers or might show that cattle often have a different strain to the local badgers and thus caught it via farmers moving infected cattle around. Previous evidence has suggested that badgers catch TB from cattle far more than the other way around. And there is Bovine TB in areas of the country that have no badgers. But there is no TB in badgers that have not been exposed to cattle.
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Re: Badger cull

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Badgers: Ministers 'wilfully' ignoring science advice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27926951

"If culling worked I'd be fully supportive of them rolling it out, but all the evidence is that it does not,"

In other news: badgers s**t in the woods.
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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tony Williams » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:40 pm

The political arithmetic is extremely simple: farmers have votes, badgers do not.

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Re: Badger cull

Post by Tinkerbell » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Yep, think you are right, Tony.
Maybe we can get Charles to put some homeopathic remedy in the cows drinking water?! :D

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