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  1. 31 Aug '13 21:55 / 4 edits
    The Badger cull in Somerset has begun.

    - There is a Protest Camp;
    + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-23897906

    - Brian May Has released a Single;
    + http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/425714/Brian-May-and-Brian-Blessed-s-badger-cull-protest-song-heading-to-be-a-chart-hit
    + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQjBblgnwWk

    - Someone tried to blow up the Police fire arms training facility causing £16m of damage, the police will be forced to build a new better one...;
    + http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2404532/Anti-badger-cull-group-claim-torched-16m-police-firing-range.html

    - People have dressed as badgers;
    + http://legacymedia.localworld.co.uk/275781/Article/images/17025640/4185069.jpg
    + http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1114490/thumbs/o-BADGER-CULL-PROTEST-570.jpg?1

    - Badger proof fence sales (yes you can buy it) are soaring, hopefully;
    + http://www.wildlifefencing.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=4

    What do you make of it? There was a thread on here I while back comparing the plight of the badgers with tigers who don't make very good neighbours v badgers who could be kept at bay with a good fence.

    The amount of protest incl the arson at the firing range is surprising to me, but I think it good. This sort of thing should just not happen, we are hi-tec these days. The cull sounds like an excuse for cheap fences to me... ?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    31 Aug '13 23:03
    BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER

    http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Save+The+Badgers/
  3. 31 Aug '13 23:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER

    http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Save+The+Badgers/
    yes yes I put that up to - youtube link, I didn't mean to sound like the arson was a good idea, you wonder though, its sad but true that councils / private landlords will put people in bedsits the RSPCA would not let you keep a dog in (search London 400pcm for the proof! there's 1000s to choose from) So badger / person / tenant / prisoner rights are worth talking about here.

    The cull is justified by a 16% reduction in bovine tuberculosis , which must translate as a lot of lost cows, but would also seem to justify the cost of a good fence? seems rational to me...
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    31 Aug '13 23:56
    Originally posted by e4chris
    yes yes I put that up to - youtube link, I didn't mean to sound like the arson was a good idea, you wonder though, its sad but true that councils / private landlords will put people in bedsits the RSPCA would not let you keep a dog in (search London 400pcm for the proof! there's 1000s to choose from) So badger / person / tenant / prisoner rights are worth t ...[text shortened]... of lost cows, but would also seem to justify the cost of a good fence? seems rational to me...
    You're a successful businessman. You should know that if the culling is cheaper than the fence then the only rational business decision is to cull.
  5. 01 Sep '13 01:24
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    You're a successful businessman. You should know that if the culling is cheaper than the fence then the only rational business decision is to cull.
    cheap is not always best - you can save fortunes by eating just economy brands but people don't. I would see new fences as an investment...
  6. 04 Sep '13 01:04
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    You're a successful businessman. You should know that if the culling is cheaper than the fence then the only rational business decision is to cull.
    Its cheap and nasty having a cull, people get attacked by cows, happened to a guy in Scotland a few months ago, there is a good case for good fences! - cows actually are dangerous.
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    04 Sep '13 03:46
    Originally posted by e4chris
    Its cheap and nasty having a cull, people get attacked by cows, happened to a guy in Scotland a few months ago, there is a good case for good fences! - cows actually are dangerous.
    Cows With Guns
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMbXvn2RNI