Wildlife News: Badgers are said to be urgently seeking legal advice over the governmentâs proposed cull in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset.
âBadgers are clearly not responsible for cattle TB,â said Melinda Mustelidae, the solicitor speaking on behalf of the badgers. âItâs obviously the fault of the cattle, not my clients – this is a serious case of discrimination by the government.â
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. âCountry folk donât even have the energy to shoot townies looks of disdain these days,â said a DEFRA spokesman.
The badgersÂ newly appointed PR consultant, Max Clifford, says the the proposed cull directly affects us all. âFirst 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
Story+Image: Simon Swatman