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  • or leave the EU and accept we have no say in such rules.
    Yes. We would have no say in any rules that didn’t apply to us.
    Then we could make our own bloody rules up.

    mrmo
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    esselgruntfuttock, the rule exists for the export market more than anything else. The UK could start vacinating, but we would be barred from selling meat to the continent. As i said it all comes down to money.

    piemonster
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    Badgers, #%$@ them, there all racists anyway

    samuri
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    I am in tears laughing at deviant’s story.

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    kjcc25 – Member

    I grew up on a farm during the 1960’s and never saw a badger. Now dead badgers at the side of the road are far more common than dead hedgehogs. We never had TB on the farm either.

    Factors influencing this:
    More traffic
    More roads
    More loss of habitat
    More intensive farming
    More transporting of cattle
    Probably loads more tbh but that’s a start.

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    Perhaps it would be easier if we just demonised the badgers in the eyes of the other woodland inhabitants?

    I believe that a major skirmish took place some time ago with the badgers, moles, rats, toads and otters on one side and the ferrets, stoats and weasels on the other.

    Surely stoking up the fires of anti-badger hatred amongst the more untrustworthy woodland inhabitants provides us with a cheap solution whilst maintaining a clean conscience?

    I beleive this solution, ‘The Graham Protocol’, should be implemented with all haste.

    zokes
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    Instead of shooting the badgers with rifles, why not shoot them with knock-out darts and immunise them. Unless we intend to sell badgers oversees, then I can’t see a problem, other than money, which frankly isn’t a good enough reason to go about exterminating native wildlife.

    jonba
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    Humanely trap them and ship them to Brussels?

    While the cull is definitely bad news for the badgers it is no worse than plenty of other things that go on on farms everyday. I hate to break it to you but all those cute lambs in the fields aren’t destined for a long and happy life roaming the hills.

    piemonster
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    Fairly decent sized industry in Scotland almost entirely based on shooting animals for fun. Roe deer season already underway, Red Deer kicks off 1st July.

    Whats so special about Badgers anyway? Is it because we haven’t been slaughtering them so much? Or are they just a bit cuddly looking*?

    *dont try this, they get grumpy and its a good way to pick up ticks

    piemonster
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    Actually, are there campaigns out there lead by celebrity types to stop folk Rabbiting or Deer Stalking.

    We’ve done Fox Hunting, anymore campaigns out there lurking under the radar.

    Gowrie
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    kjcc25 – Member
    I grew up on a farm during the 1960’s and never saw a badger. Now dead badgers at the side of the road are far more common than dead hedgehogs. We never had TB on the farm either.

    Northwind
    Factors influencing this:
    More traffic
    More roads
    More loss of habitat
    More intensive farming
    More transporting of cattle
    Probably loads more tbh but that’s a start.

    Northwind – you missed the most important one – More badgers.
    A lot more badgers. Since badgers became a protected species, their numbers have soared. They have no natural predators.

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    piemonster – Member
    Fairly decent sized industry in Scotland almost entirely based on shooting animals for fun. Roe deer season already underway, Red Deer kicks off 1st July….

    Toff badgering season has started then.

    What tyres… 🙂

    piemonster
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    Glorious Twelfth will be with us soon enough.

    Pheasant anyone? Fishing?

    piemonster
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    What tyres…

    Muke
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    3 pages and no mention of this…

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