Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Death To The Badgers!

Until badger roast with Yorkshire pudding becomes the standard Sunday lunch; until you can buy two litres of semi-skimmed badger milk at the supermarket; and until badgers are herded and driven to markets where money changes hands for their ownership; until, and only until, the days all this come to pass, cattle will be both more useful and valuable to human beings than badgers.
Death to the Badgers!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

you stupid CRETIN

Auntie Flo'

Tristan said...

Since value is subjective, I would assume that to some people they do have value

The problem is those people wish everyone to hold them in the same value.

The solution is of course to ensure private ownership. If those who value badgers wish to save them then they can buy them.

Simple really. Except that those who care about them would usually say 'nature cannot be owned' and continue to demand we all pay for them.

Sword of Zorro said...

UK government's chief scientist Sir David King is a Fucking grade 1 idiot and so are you Martin for your Damien Hirst style attention grabbing.

Let me give you a couple of hints...

It's called BOVINE TB, that means it comes FROM THE FUCKING COWS, not the Badgers which GET IT FROM THE COWS.

The Badgers were here before the cows and have as much right to be here as us.

We should manage this by innoculating the COWS, not killing the badgers.

Trials have shown that when you attempt to cull the badgers you actually end up spreading the disease, because badger sets have many entrances it is easy for some of the badgers to escape and run off to different areas, thus MAKING THINGS WORSE...

FFS If I hear of this going on in my area then some people are going to end up killed, chopped up and FED TO THE FUCKING BADGERS.

DK I suggest you don't let this twat make posts on your blog any more...

Zorro.

JuliaM said...

"It's called BOVINE TB, that means it comes FROM THE FUCKING COWS, not the Badgers which GET IT FROM THE COWS."

So....Spanish flu comes from Spaniards then..? And this is a zoonotic disease that only travels in one direction and not the other?

Christ, I've never seen so much concentrated stupid in one comment since the last time I visited CiF...

"We should manage this by innoculating the COWS, not killing the badgers."

Splendid idea (though, as this isn't the magic 'one way only' disease you think it is, you'd need to inoculate the badgers too). You just need to convince the EU that it's a good idea. Off you go, see you in a few decades...

"Trials have shown that when you attempt to cull the badgers you actually end up spreading the disease, because badger sets have many entrances it is easy for some of the badgers to escape and run off to different areas, thus MAKING THINGS WORSE..."

I think you can see the logical answer to that dilemma staring you in the face there, chum ;)

"..If I hear of this going on in my area then ..."

Grow up, Daktari. If it needs to be done, it needs to be done. Or would you condemn the sick badgers to infectious suffering and the farmers to more ruin than they currently face...?

Some 'animal lover'.

the doctor said...

I say D.K. do you have to gas them all , I'd rather like to shoot a few myself .1 1/4oz. No.3 shot from a 12 bore should do the trick .

Patrick said...

DK - why not save yourself the expense of paying 'Martin', and simply add this feed to your site? FFS.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Paying him? Ha!

DK

Anonymous said...

Juliam, try learning the intricacies of written English. I'm not suggesting the disease travels in one direction only, rather that it STARTED with the cows and they gave it to the badgers. Or are you suggesting there was always a load of badgers in this country with Bovine TB, before we started farming cows? Hence it seems rather unfair of us to wipe out the badgers...

"you'd need to inoculate the badgers too"

This shows what a fucking idiot you are and how much you know about basic science. You would NOT need to inoculate the badgers. If you inoculated all the cows then it wouldn't matter if there were a bunch of badgers with bovine TB because they wouldn't be able to give it back to the cows. Hence the problem from the farmers point of view would be gone and the badgers would not be threatened with widespread extinction due to OUR ACTIONS.

"If it needs to be done, it needs to be done."

You think because the govt's chief scientific adviser says something needs to be done then thats fine just go ahead and do it. Have you learnt nothing in the last ten years? Are you even ten?

"Some 'animal lover'."

I don't advocate genocide of badgers. You do. And you say I'm no animal lover. Grow a brain bitch.

Z

Devil's Kitchen said...

Guys,

Can we calm down, please? Firstly, a cull is not a genocide: we cull wild deer every year too, and there still seem to be plenty about.

Badgers are not threatened with widespread extinction: there population is at a high at present. Being adaptable and really rather ferocious creatures, they can do perfectly well in open scrubland as they can in woodland.

As for Bovine TB, this is, as I understand it, a misnomer. The badgers are not only carriers, but they also suffer the effects. And TB is not a nice way to die; the badgers are threading the disease through their own population too.

Finally, as someone pointed out earlier, we cannot vaccinate the cows because the EU won't let us (now, if you want to see an organisation that know bugger all about science, the EU is a great place to start).

DK

JuliaM said...

"If you inoculated all the cows then it wouldn't matter if there were a bunch of badgers with bovine TB..."

Except to the badgers, as DK points out. And the calves that don't get vaccinated quickly enough. And the other animals (you are aware it infects - and is carried by - other animals, such as zoo animals, deer, domestic pets, etc...? Probably not!).

"...the badgers would not be threatened with widespread extinction due to OUR ACTIONS."

Oh noes! Fluffy animal alert! Wah! Wah!

Tell me, do you also get this agitated over the destruction of rats? If not, why not? Weren't they 'here before evil mankind'? Don't they deserve to live, even though they carry disease?

Or is it different when they are not fluffy woodland mascots, and might spread a disease to you (oops, bovine TB is transmissable to ppl too! Another educational moment for you, 'zorro')?

"...genocide of badgers"

Genocide is only for humans, sorry to be all 'speciesest' here, emo-boy....

"Grow a brain bitch."

Stay in school, sonny. Learn some science and animal husbandry. Go to http://bovinetb.blogspot.com/ and read up on the consequences for cows, farmers AND badgers of this disease.

Hell, look it up on Wikipedia, even that would save you the embarrassment of getting your arse handed to you when you roll in spouting sentimental nonsense and fake bravado.