My fellow blogger MottledThrush shows us what’s being said in Brussels about badgers. Here’s a list of notifiable diseases affecting livestock in Britain.
Our Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, is taking a political risk here isn’t he? He might win votes or lose them over this. I wish badger culling didn’t overshadow other issues about our countryside but I think that’s exactly what it’s doing. It reminds me of how debate raged about fox hunting with dogs, during the Blair Government. I always believed that was being used as a smokescreen for other issues.