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Chris Packham: Badger cull fight 'to be won by science, not action'

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

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Chris Packham has called on wildlife lovers to ‘leave the farmers alone’ and turn to science, as the environment movement becomes increasingly divided over the badger cull.

He is against the Government’s plans to shoot badgers but said plans to boycott milk from farms where badgers are shot or direct action to stop the cull is “counter productive”.

“Rural communities have enough problems as it is without us boycotting their produce,” he said.

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  • twigcat  |  September 27 2012, 6:35PM

    Yes Chris - but they are too stupid to take any notice of the science and by the time they 'get it' an awful lot of badgers will be dead. Time is pressing on so, sorry to disagree with you, but it seems that the time for 'action' is NOW. N.B. Apologies to the lovely people at Yeo Valley and probably a number of other farmers in the West Country. You are not stupid and you have my absolute sympathy and support - well I would support the anonymous ones if I knew which was your milk.

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  • stormkettle  |  September 27 2012, 4:13PM

    People who are rightly concerned about the killing of badgers in the cull, should have the right to protest, and the ability to avoid produce from enterprises involved in killing badger. That's consumer choice. It's NFU and DEFRA amongst others who are pushing on with the unnecesary proposal of killing badgers. Bovine Tuberculosis is a farming problem, perhaps infected cattle should be treated and not slaughtered. And for goodness sake invest in a cattle vaccine.

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