Badger cull is expanded to ‘unimaginable scale’. Why do Tories hate them so much?

What is the Conservative fascination with killing badgers?

Was a Tory agriculture minister once baited by one?

Or is the badger cull the Tory response to the hunting ban?

It seems they are determined to get their kicks from killing animals somehow.

The badger cull certainly has no justification in terms of beating TB in cattle.

So, why are the Tories determined to expand it, if not for cruelty?

The controversial badger cull in England has been expanded to an “unimaginable scale”, according to a leading expert who warned the government is paying far too little attention to the transmission of tuberculosis between cattle when they are traded.

Ministers approved culling in 11 new areas on Wednesday, taking the total to 43. Up to 64,000 animals are likely to be killed this autumn, up from a maximum of 42,000 last year.

TB infections in cattle blight farms and cost taxpayers more than £100m a year in compensation payments. But scientists and conservationists oppose the cull, saying there is little evidence it is effective and is being badly run.

Source: Badger cull in England extended to ‘unimaginable scale’ | Environment | The Guardian

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5 Thoughts to “Badger cull is expanded to ‘unimaginable scale’. Why do Tories hate them so much?”

  1. trev

    This is terrible. Perhaps it’s all about pandering to landowners? I reckon Farmers are traditionally Conservative voters, and also the last thing that prospective Developers want is any pesky Protected wildlife getting in the way.

    1. kateuk

      That’s pretty much what I was going to say. Farmers hate badgers and farmers are typically Tory voters. Likewise builders/developers.

  2. Seamus Glas

    Please please, oust this bloody awful elitest rank in he political system until things settle, they are just downright cruel and completely barmy…it is time to restore normality..

  3. William Fenn

    Forget TB in cattle townies who’s lives are not affected! Badgers destroy hedgehogs, any ground nesting birds and wild bee colonies not to mention chickens and geese in pens! They do Not live on slugs and toffu !

  4. Jenny Hambidge

    Is there any reason why badgers have become the baddies of our UK animal kingdom? WE destroy the habitats of hedgehogs, ground nesting birds and so on! I would like to see evidence of them killing chickens and geese in pens- surely the owners should keep those animals in more secure pens at night. I had a badger next door whose favourite dinner was leftover spag Bol!

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