The Truth Behind the Badger Cull

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In the UK, the Badger Cull has become a national news item, and has stimulated fierce public debate, campaigns, protests and petitions from both sides. Many impassioned articles have been written over the last few months and years, but in many cases, even reputable authors have been guilty of cherry-picking data to support their claim. Everybody seems to have an opinion on the UK badger cull, and this often obscures the real science that is being done to investigate this crucial social and economic issue.

A Little Background

For those of you who haven’t heard about it, the badger cull is a UK government policy aimed at reducing the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) by reducing transmission rates from a suspected infection reservoir in the European badger (Meles meles). It has been implemented on and off since the early 1970s, despite legal protection of the badger since 1986.


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5 comments on “The Truth Behind the Badger Cull

  1. Before we talk about spreading bTB, we need to ascertain the mode of transmission. We have not done this, we have assumed TB is infectious, the Badger Trust have not done this, they assume infectious, the government have not done this, they assume infectious, the science has not done this, they assume infectious and this article by Claire Asher has not done this, she assumes infectious. This assumption is based upon a glorified and deeply flawed protein test result that isn’t even an infectious disease test. Moreover, not one scientist on the planet has ever found the mode of transmission. We have assumed that there is one, and then conjured up endless theoretical concepts, but no one can possibly find it. This is the foundation stone of the cull, science based upon theoretical concept and computer-generated models. No one asks, what is the role of TB, why does TB the disease manifest, what is the cause. No one questions why a basic immune response is suddenly translated into an infected animal suffering from a terrible infectious disease when in reality an immune response is merely a immune response and the animal may not even be sick. This is a monumental blunder in science. I suggest that Claire Asher looks at homeostasis, which is what TB is all about, it is the body trying to maintain stable when under stress. What is the cause of that stress is a question that no one asks. That is very strange. Post 1986, there was a nuclear reactor disaster Chernobyl that polluted Europe and the UK and Ireland. This was probably the cause of the upsurge in reactor cows post 1986. John Wantling, Rochdale
    Badger Cull – TB not Infectious
    http://www.whale.to/c/tb_not_infectious.htm%27.htm

  2. as an expert cattle farmer on the subject of cattle tb that suffered a supposed cattle tb break down over 40 years ago i made one of the greatest discoveries in living memory and i am the only cattle farmer in the whole world that can explain about this cattle tb buisness that is some boast”’ to cattle farmer victims and that is 1000 per cent certain,,so are farmers prepared for this shock// 99.996 of the cattle population are t b free but .oo4 are incurable for generations ” in Uk and Ireland all other eu countries achieved their t b free status on these results ,, but our two little islands are ,or must be the laughing stock of the world ,, spending billions on something that does not exist,, five thousand farmers in both countries locked up with one so called t b reactor anually .. and farmers trying to solve this the problem’ if cattle had tb the first item on the agenda ” the cattle should be destroyed or put beyondt use like the horse meat scandal,, that ended when the news broke,,, but i t will be exactly the same//// if we farmers can get this blaguarding highlighted,, it would end immediately because cattle does not exist,, and if it is in existance let me see an animal with visable liasions on the carcas

  3. THIS IS FARMERS BUISNESS AND THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO T TAKE PART OR HAVE A SAY IN ONE OF GREATEST CATTLE SCANDALS IN THE HISTORY OF BRITISH AND IRISH CATTLE FARMING ;; PERFECTLY HEALTHY CATTLE SLAUGHTERED IN ORDER TO SATISFY THE GREED OF THE CHEATERS THAT CARRY OUT THIS BLAGUARDING IN CATTLE FARMS DAY IN DAY OUT// COULD ANY ONE IMAGINE A GUY COMING TO A FARMERS YARD TO DO THIS WRONG AND EVIL TRICK ,, MAKE A REACTOR OUT OF PROBABLY ,, HIS OR HER;; BULL” OR BEST COW”AND THE FARMER ASKING QUESTION ABOUT LIASIONS.. AND THE ANSWER IS,, IT WILL TAKE SIX WEEKS TO GET A RESULT AND THEN THE RESULT WILL NEVER ARRIVE .. AND THE FARMER VICTIM WILL LEAVE IT REST AT THAT ” BECAUSE IS SO AFRAID OF THESE SCUM BAGS MY QUESTION TO FARMERS HOW CAN YOU GET THIS SCANDAL EXPOSED” AND ENDED ,, DO YOU WANT GUIDANCE OR HELP//

  4. with gb almost out of the eu farmers with cattle t b worries can sleep at ease very soon even though their cattle were removed by the people of power // these bosses will be out of work in the near future / but ireland will have the tb fraud to them selves/// so they could become re-employed in roi and keep the scandal going

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