Britain’s badger cull to proceed, says Conservative leader
Britain’s badger cull to proceed, says Cons서산출장샵ervative leader
The government is facing an uncomfortable dilemma: it cannot decide whether to continue a public and politically unpopular cull of badgers on the same site where they have been culled before, or to relocate them to areas with fewer badgers. But the most important factor, Tory leader David Cameron has said, is how bad the badgers are. He argues culling a badger cull site is an obvious waste of money.
Cameron and several other leading Tories were furious at the result of last week’s vote – with nearly half of Labour voters voting for culling. „We won’t be doin출장 마사지g the cull today but they won’t be doing their best to avoid going out on badg엠카지노er farms, either,“ the opposition leader Ed Miliband said. „If you are going to save trees, you have to consider where those trees are going to live, what they’re eating and how much they eat. You have to start thinking about what it is the farmers are going to do without their trees or how much they’ll lose because of it.“ On Monday evening, Cameron told BBC Radio 5 live: „At the end of the day, it’s about the wildlife – if we want to save wildlife, culling it would be wrong.“ Conservative MP and environment spokesman Mike Barton defended the cull, saying: „Our opposition to culling badgers is based on the science of the badger, which is indisputable. A cull can never save badgers.“
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The government must decide whether to expand the scheme or extend the scheme. The UK government will be allowed to set the percentage of culled badgers that are sold to farmers as one of its major priorities after a consultation period which began on 1 July.
The cull of badgers, in which scientists and campaigners hope to save thousands of animals over the next seven years, would be conducted on an area around the site of the former site of the Badger and Deer Park on a remote part of the Welsh border. The site was owned by the Badger and Deer Park Council until 1997 when it was transferred to the Welsh government, but in 1995 the council closed it and began to set up a new farm, the Badger and Deer Park Trust (DPRT) which now owns the area. A decision on whether to sell the site to the Tories will be made within weeks. Some Tories fear the badgers could soon be hunted elsewhere because they pose no threat to people or animals