Last Updated on 11 October 2020 by Badger
BLOG FROM THE BADGER CULL FRONT LINE – TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2020
“Badgers deserve better than this” is a mantra that’s going round and round in my brain. Yet, thankfully and despite the odds, our badgers are still coming to the garden every night. But I know, in parts of Somerset, some people haven’t seen their badgers for several nights and are sad beyond words.
Exacerbated by an inadequate testing system, bovine TB is, overwhelmingly, passed on from cow to cow. Yet the farming groups, like the National Farmers Union, keep their focus fixed on badgers. And we have the brutal badger cull expanding year on year. It is impossible to forgive them.
Tolkein’s vision of the land of Mordor in Lord of the Rings can be seen as a vision of industrial environmental degradation. Now when I see spokespeople of the NFU talking about the ‘need’ to cull badgers, I visualise them as the eye of Sauron.