Wildlife News: Badgers are said to be urgently seeking legal advice over the governmentâ€™s proposed cull in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
â€śBadgers are clearly not responsible for cattle TB,â€ť said Melinda Mustelidae, the solicitor speaking on behalf of the badgers. â€śItâ€™s obviously the fault of the cattle, not my clients – this is a serious case of discrimination by the government.â€ť
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs argues that bovine TB is taking a terrible toll on farmers and rural communities, and action is needed now. â€śCountry folk donâ€™t even have the energy to shoot townies looks of disdain these days,â€ť said a DEFRA spokesman.
The badgersÂ newly appointed PR consultant, Max Clifford, says the the proposed cull directly affects us all. â€śFirst they came for the badgers, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a badger. Then they came for the foxes, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a fox.”
“Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.â€ť
Story+Image: Simon Swatman