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Poll: Badger cull (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Kill the striped buggers?

  1. Yes (10 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  2. No (10 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  3. Unsure (4 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 Larry the Leit

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:27 AM

If badgers are to blame for bovine TB, and there is enough scientific doubt, should they be culled?

Edited by Larry the Leit, 27 August 2013 - 05:28 AM.

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#2 archibald

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:01 AM

Yeah, why not. We slaughter animals on a huge scale year after year, a few badgers don't matter especially if it gives us a definitive answer one way or another.

#3 Larry the Leit

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:02 AM

If farmers genuinely can't farm as intensely as they'd like AND the cause is indigenous badgers then I still wouldn't support a cull.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:22 AM

There's no compelling evidence to suggest badgers are the culprits, it's just as likely to be transmitted to cattle from deer and then from cattle to badgers.

 

there are also vaccines available for bovine TB.


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#5 archibald

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

 

There's no compelling evidence to suggest badgers are the culprits, it's just as likely to be transmitted to cattle from deer and then from cattle to badgers.
 
there are also vaccines available for bovine TB.

There's also no compelling evidence saying they aren't the culprits. People choose who they want to believe, and third parties who couldn't give a toss either way make money.

#6 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

The current scientific evidence is that they are likely to be part of the problem. However the same research showed that a cull wasnt the way to go. At best it will reduce TB by 16%, so 84% of infected cows will be slaughted as they are now.

It's just stupid and defies logic and the research.
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#7 Bleep1673

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

If it can be scientifically proven, then yes. I will start with the 4qr that has ripped my fence to bits over the last winter/Spring


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#8 Larry the Leit

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:47 PM


There's also no compelling evidence saying they aren't the culprits.


There's no compelling evidence that it's not the farmers spreading it either. Would you support a few of them being shot just to see?
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#9 archibald

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

Support murder? Is this a spin off from the death penalty thread?



#10 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:34 PM

There are lots of questions regarding the restocking of the UK herd after foot and mouth and how it was co-incidentally the time when TB boomed.

 

Farmers slaughter 100,000 cows a year because they are infertile.  No compensation paid then.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#11 Larry the Leit

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

Support murder? Is this a spin off from the death penalty thread?


I'm not supporting it. However I think it's a cast iron bet that Boggis, Bunce and Bean have done far more to spread bovine TB than the badgers.
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#12 bedlam breakout

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

if its the answer to cull an over populated species that are wrecking the environment and natures balance then shouldn't there be a human cull? oh sorry yes forgot we own the planet and animals cant use guns can they? mores the pity.
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#13 archibald

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:10 PM

I'm not supporting it. However I think it's a cast iron bet that Boggis, Bunce and Bean have done far more to spread bovine TB than the badgers.

Who knows who/what is the biggest cause. However, badgers can't vote. So, they lose.



#14 Johnoco

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

I used to work in Scarborough. So what you say?

 

Well, I knocked one over whilst driving home once and somebody who worked there got done for badger baiting. So between us we have wiped out a few.



#15 archibald

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

I used to work in Scarborough. So what you say?

 

Well, I knocked one over whilst driving home once and somebody who worked there got done for badger baiting. So between us we have wiped out a few.

As I get towards work there's plenty of open spaces yet the buggers (and foxes) do insist on trying to cross the dual carriageways. They make a hell of a mess.



#16 archibald

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

if its the answer to cull an over populated species that are wrecking the environment and natures balance then shouldn't there be a human cull? oh sorry yes forgot we own the planet and animals cant use guns can they? mores the pity.

Houses, roads, etc have all "wrecked" the environment. Do you live in a tree? Magically making your own electricity that doesn't come from a massive ###### off power station that may possibly have injured a field mouse when it was being erected?



#17 bedlam breakout

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:23 PM

Houses, roads, etc have all "wrecked" the environment. Do you live in a tree? Magically making your own electricity that doesn't come from a massive ###### off power station that may possibly have injured a field mouse when it was being erected?

 

live and let live


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#18 bedlam breakout

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

as long as they get this onealistair_darling_p_1109723c.jpg

 

 


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#19 Wolford6

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:40 PM

I voted "unsure".

 

i think we should ask Dave Brock of Hawkwind.

 

Or that Ruth Badger.


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#20 Johnoco

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:50 PM

As I get towards work there's plenty of open spaces yet the buggers (and foxes) do insist on trying to cross the dual carriageways. They make a hell of a mess.

Exactly. Pheasants go with a, well not a bang, more a flurry of feathers. Just like a cartoon 






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