Saturday, July 15, 2006

Defra - Responses to 'consultation' on if, when and how to cull badgers.

Defra's computer geeks have been working overtime with stacks of responses on the following link:

That this so-called 'consultation' was deemed necessary at all is debatable, as m.bovis is a very serious zoonosis, responsibility for the control of which is wholly and completely - Defra's.
The Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs however, seems to want to shaft that responsibilty and is not shy of using any half baked piece of 'data' to avoid its obligations.
But as a vet writing in the Vet times remarked, if data is tortured long enough and hard enough - it will prove anything you want it to prove.

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