Save the UK’s Badgers from profit-based genocide
Over the centuries badgers have had a pretty poor time of it with human inroads on their dwindling habitat. Then there were the controversial and blood splattered excesses of badger baiting etc.
The latest insane threat to this gentle yet reclusive British species is the proposed UK badger cull. The animals are under threat from woodland slaughter on a massive scale. Last week, Owen Paterson, the Government's new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, callously granted a licence for a "trial cull" of badgers – about 50,000 of them, to go ahead in Gloucester over the next four years.