Mark my words the battle lines are being drawn and the conflict can only mean more bad news for the national reputation of rural England. This article tells us:

A badger flash-mob protested today against a Government-led cull of the animals, outside the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Fifty ‘badgers’ danced to Queen guitarist Brian May’s own version of the popular YouTube Badgers song, which was inspired by Queen’s hit record Flash.

They burst into song at noon for five minutes as they called for the Government to ditch badger cull plans in favour of badger vaccinations to control bovine TB.

May said: “The Government’s determination to go ahead with the badger cull this summer once again proves how misguided and out of step with scientific fact and public opinion it is on this issue. Culling badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB.

“Not only is the practice inhumane and impractical, it is also proven to be ineffective in tackling the disease, as has been made repeatedly clear by all the leading scientific experts. There is also a viable alternative, which I support: vaccination.”

Watch this space for more reports of a summer of badger based conflict!


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