Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Badger butcher

Even though Liverpool Wavertree MP Jane Kennedy has been sacked as a Farming Minister she promised to carry on fighting for farming issues "from the backbenches".

She told the Yorkshire Post that she may take up the fight in favour of slaughtering Britain's badger population, saying "I always found it hard to explain why we were culling cattle with such severity but not moving against wildlife."

While I am sure that news will be welcomed by some members of Wavertree's farming community, I'm not quite sure how in touch she is with most of her constituents.

And you have to wonder if rural affairs are taking too much of her time? For instance, I don't recall seeing her campaigning to stop our burns unit moving to Manchester, even though Alder Hey is in her constituency.

Personally, I'm on the side of the badgers, if we are going to allow them to be shot, lets arm them and give them a chance to fight back!


Anonymous said...

Dude, what do you think about the press reports yesterday about the way cats manipulate humans. Don't you agree that cats are mean?

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between dog fleas and badger fleas ? NO, that's NOT meant to be a joke !
I mean, do fleas come into JFK's consideration when she considers government policy on beasts (sorry, I don't mean to offend you ! I'm sure she wouldn't advocate culling dogs - would she ?) What would Toad make of it all ?

A real scouse boy said...

She probably wants to hunt them for food!

I was always told she had quite an appetite, but that wasn't anything to do with spending £13,000 on food.

Dude the Dog said...

It's a common misconception that dogs and cats always hate each other. I have quite a few feline friends, and I have never found them to be mean.

As for manipulating humans, well I don't feel I can take the moral high ground, having just practised the "I haven't eaten all week" look this evening to try and get a share of my humans' dinner.