UK (England): Pack Your Bags and Move On Now Paterson – You Are The Biggest Waste Of Public Money. Come Clean, You Were Wrong; Stop All Future Culls !


No decision on badger cull in Somerset and Gloucestershire or extension to Dorset

By Western Daily Press | Posted: March 28, 2014
By Graeme Demianyk

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Above – Owen Paterson – Conservative Government Minister – Undecided As Always !

Owen Paterson told MPs yesterday that no decision had been made on the resumption of badger culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset or its extension to Dorset

The Government’s badger cull strategy hangs in the balance today after ministers side-stepped the chance to announce whether the policy to tackle tuberculosis in cattle in the South West was to be expanded.

Expectation was mounting that Environment Secretary Owen Paterson would yesterday reveal whether other areas would join badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire. But Mr Paterson told the House of Commons he was still considering an independent report on the two pilot projects to determine whether to go ahead with more. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs received the Independent Expert Panel report more than two weeks ago. It has examined whether it was safe, humane and effective for free-running badgers to be shot by trained marksmen during the pilots – though has no remit for the extensions.

It is understood that if more culls are sanctioned, the roll-out will be limited to just one next year out of a maximum of ten, with Dorset considered the most likely candidate.

But the coalition Government may decide not to extend the policy at all, and even halt the Somerset and Gloucestershire culls that were expected to continue for another three years, amid growing backbench disquiet.

Any decision will have to be endorsed by David Cameron and Nick Clegg, underlining that either coalition partner could halt the plan.

Bovine TB, which can be spread by badgers, has blighted West Country herds for more than a decade.

A Liberal Democrat source revealed that senior figures in the party had received the IEP analysis only this week, and they were yet to take a position on whether the policy should continue.

The source said: “We know there are powerful reasons why there needs to be an effective policy to tackle the disease, but there has to be the evidence to back it up. We are studying the report and while we recognise a decision needs to be made soon we have to give it careful consideration.”

Cornwall’s St Ives MP Andrew George has led the Lib Dem opposition to culling and is pioneering a badger vaccination project in West Cornwall as a ready-made alternative.
“I fear that the Tory side of the coalition Government wants to place political dogma and gesture politics above evidence-based policy making,” he said.

During the monthly Defra Questions session in the Commons yesterday, Mr Paterson was asked by Labour MP Angela Smith whether he would “reconsider the policy and to abandon absolutely any plans for rolling out culling later in the year”.

Mr Paterson responded: “I received the panel’s report only recently. I am considering it, and I will come back to the House in due course, when it has been fully considered.”

Conservatives on the backbenches, who have been the most supportive of the plan, are also showing doubts about the plan.

Stephen Metcalfe, Tory MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, asked if Mr Paterson would “agree to look at all other options, and accept that if one course of action fails, it is time to look for another”.

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UK: Secret Slaughterers: British army tests new weapons on live pigs

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UK secret slaughterers: British army tests new weapons on live pigs
Army has blown up live pigs for research into battlefield injuries, despite most of NATO allies banning similar cruelty, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.

In three years, 115 were killed at the Ministry of Defence’s secret Porton Down base in Wiltshire to test whether the animals could be saved after suffering blast wounds, Freedom of Information requests show. Some of the pigs were even put in body armour before being mutilated with explosives.

Mimi Bekhechi, director of animal welfare group PETA UK, said: “The UK military’s involvement in the cruel and archaic exercises is impossible to justify medically, ethically or educationally.

“It’s time for the military to end its participation in these inhumane and ill-conceived exercises for the sake of both our fighting forces and animals.
NATO pledged to stop the practice which would be illegal in the UK.
British MoD killed 28,000 animals in the last three years for a number of reasons, including to test poisons. A Mirror investigation can reveal 21 pigs were blown up in 2010, 37 in 2011 and 57 were killed during 2012.

Pig flesh is genetically close to humans and there have been numerous attempts at organ transplants and blood transfusions between species.

An MoD spokesman said: “The research we undertake saves lives by helping us develop world class protective equipment and new medical treatments that benefit both troops and civilians.

“Advances in technology mean we’re reducing the number of procedures carried out on pigs but there is some research, such as countering the threat posed by chemical and biological weapons that can’t be conducted without use of animals.”

It said the pigs were anaesthetised when they were subject to explosions and then “humanely culled”.

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With British forces having been in battle in 2 Gulf Wars, and more recently fighting in Afghanistan for several years, with many soldiers returning home after having been maimed by IED’s etc, should we not come to the conclusion that military medics must be pretty specialised in their medical techniques now re the saving of human lives associated with blast wounds ?

Why do they have to keep on doing this ? – and have they not learned enough from battle injuries suffered in 3 wars over the last two decades ?

An MoD spokesman said: “The research we undertake saves lives by helping us develop world class protective equipment and new medical treatments that benefit both troops and civilians.

So 3 wars on and we still have to blow up animals in order to be good at saving human lives in battles – the statement does not really work in 2014, does it – !!

Certainly one massive shame on the good general name of the UK and animal welfare !!!