Thursday, September 05, 2013


Within the roaming heart of England
They depart from the green, green fields
Genocide calls their name in the hedgerow
The massacre of the badger has begun

BBC - A badger cull in Gloucestershire is believed to have begun - a week after the first stage of the government pilot started in Somerset.

About 5,000 badgers are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in a bid to curb bovine TB.  Anti-cull protesters have vowed to disrupt the shootings. More than 100 campaigners gathered in Gloucestershire, with observers monitoring the cull zone for signs of shooting.