Why does DEFRA think it is perfectly acceptable for thousands and thousands of cattle to be slaughtered following a diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis?
This news story from the Farmers Guardian makes shocking reading and needs shouting from the rooftops. And according to this report in Hansard, the predicted numbers of cattle to be slaughtered this year will be in excess of 40,000.
Do the bunny huggers hold such sway over the powers that be that infected badgers are worth more than all these cattle? Or does the public just not know about the thousands of cattle deaths?
The suffering of both the cattle, and the families who own these infected bovines cannot be underestimated and all need our sympathy and support.
Here are the latest figures. Surely this indiscriminate slaughter cannot go on.