Scientists attack planned British badger cull

A controversial British plan to cull thousands of wild badgers to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis is a “costly distraction” that risks increasing incidences of the disease, wildlife experts said on Saturday.

The mass killing of the furry black and white nocturnal creatures, which have been found to help spread tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, has raised the threat of action by militant animal rights activists.

The move also is opposed by celebrities including Queen guitarist Brian May and veteran nature show presenter David Attenborough.


10 Responses to “Noooo!!!!!!”

  1. JeffS says:

    So the scientists are badgering the politicians about the badgers?

  2. Yojimbo says:

    They certainly aren’t keeping their paws off the issue, are they?

  3. nightfly says:

    They’re showing their true stripes now.

  4. Julie says:

    Badgers? We don’t need no steenking badgers!

  5. Yojimbo says:

    I’m sure the fur will before this issue is done with. I have confidence the badgers can claw their way back into this.

  6. Dr Alice says:

    Good Lord, what was that clip??

  7. pygmy rattler says:

    I’m cheering for the snake.

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh dear. Dr. Alice, you have been culturally deprived. That bunch were doing viral videos before the term “viral” became, well… viral.

    See Kenya

    Badgers was, afaik, their first. Kenya was, IMO, their best.

  9. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Oh – warning about the Kenya video – it repeats – you can watch it all day long…lol.

  10. Kathy Kinsley says:

    THS – thanks. I’d forgotten how much I loved the badgers (etc.) back in the ancient times.

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