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9:10am Wed 9 Oct 13

Koenigninners says...

Is the company responsible for the cull, who are asking for another 3 weeks going to do it Free of charge ?
Is the company responsible for the cull, who are asking for another 3 weeks going to do it Free of charge ? Koenigninners
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10:31am Wed 9 Oct 13

sciencefirst says...

Presumably they're not counting all the badgers illegally killed- such as those recently snared by a certain farmer near Chard?

It seems that all they can do is spout useless misinformation and meaningless figures in an attempt to justify a pointless and immoral exercise, that in all probability will not reduce BTB, but more likely, will just make it worse.

The only sensible approach is to focus on progress with vaccination, and abandon the cull.
Presumably they're not counting all the badgers illegally killed- such as those recently snared by a certain farmer near Chard? It seems that all they can do is spout useless misinformation and meaningless figures in an attempt to justify a pointless and immoral exercise, that in all probability will not reduce BTB, but more likely, will just make it worse. The only sensible approach is to focus on progress with vaccination, and abandon the cull. sciencefirst
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11:17am Wed 9 Oct 13

Tinhharris says...

If you know anything about TB vaccination sciencefirst, you would be aware that vaccination not readily available, and has a poor uptake of immunity, 30 per cent or less. I'd rather see vaccination, but it would not be successful at this stage. Farmers are not keen on vaccination of their cattle, as testing commonly used can not distinguish between a vaccinated cow, or an infected cow accurately. I assume by your user name that you'd like evidence based science to come first, so lets at least get the facts (unless a vet knows better?) straight. Do you not think cattle farmers would vaccinate if it was effective rather than lose a cow?

I understood the point of the cull was to see if a certain number could be culled in a certain time, was i wrong?
If you know anything about TB vaccination sciencefirst, you would be aware that vaccination not readily available, and has a poor uptake of immunity, 30 per cent or less. I'd rather see vaccination, but it would not be successful at this stage. Farmers are not keen on vaccination of their cattle, as testing commonly used can not distinguish between a vaccinated cow, or an infected cow accurately. I assume by your user name that you'd like evidence based science to come first, so lets at least get the facts (unless a vet knows better?) straight. Do you not think cattle farmers would vaccinate if it was effective rather than lose a cow? I understood the point of the cull was to see if a certain number could be culled in a certain time, was i wrong? Tinhharris
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12:11pm Wed 9 Oct 13

FreeSpeech? says...

Astonishing how many incompetent a**eholes you can get running so called scientific research. They have no idea how many badgers there are in to cull zones so how do they know when they have reached the required 70%, in one breath they state that they are trying to see if it will have an effect of the Btb in the cull zones and the next breath it's all to do with see if a cull can be carried out humanely. Now i understand that as they can't shoot enough badgers they are cage trapping them and then shooting when the whole idea of shooting in the first place was the latter was too expensive, why they can't vaccinate them them if they are trapping them God only knows.
My conclusion is they haven't got a clue and the farmers are gullible.
Astonishing how many incompetent a**eholes you can get running so called scientific research. They have no idea how many badgers there are in to cull zones so how do they know when they have reached the required 70%, in one breath they state that they are trying to see if it will have an effect of the Btb in the cull zones and the next breath it's all to do with see if a cull can be carried out humanely. Now i understand that as they can't shoot enough badgers they are cage trapping them and then shooting when the whole idea of shooting in the first place was the latter was too expensive, why they can't vaccinate them them if they are trapping them God only knows. My conclusion is they haven't got a clue and the farmers are gullible. FreeSpeech?
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12:34pm Wed 9 Oct 13

scally666 says...

tory scum
tory scum scally666
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