Monday, 12 March 2012
A leaked letter yesterday shows the dishonesty that exists with politicians of all persuasions. The letter was advice from Natural England to the Government pointing out that if they pressed ahead with the proposed cull of Badgers in England then thousands of these iconic animals would be killed, TB in cattle would still increase and what is more the Government would be in default of an international wildlife treaty. How embarrassing for those adamant that this cull will go ahead. No wonder that in recent years Natural England has had its budgets drastically slashed and indeed its powers negated. It is there to give responsible scientific advice to the Government but it seems they are only interested when it suits their biased policies. Let us hope Wales notes this letter as well and does not press on with the slaughter of our precious wildlife.