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Cull badgers or cull cattle?

Experience in Ireland, where they have practically eliminated badgers from much of the country without reducing the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle, suggests that culling badgers is a bad idea. I'd like to propose a radical alternative: why not cull cattle in order to prevent TB in badgers?

Not only would this be good for badgers, but there are too many cattle in the world anywhere. They produce a lot of methane, and I agree with Tony Benn that a good reason for being vegetarian is that the wasteful use of agricultural land to produce feed for cattle is an absurdity in a world where many people are starving.


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