Methinks there's a genius Roams in the mountains, Girdled with ivy And robed in wisteria, Lips ever smiling, Of noble demeanour, Driving the yellow pard, Tiger-attended, Couched in a chariot With banners of cassia, Cloaked with the orchid, And crowned with azaleas; Culling
the perfume Of sweet flowers, he leaves In the heart a dream-blossom, Memory haunting.
For several weeks I had been culling
all the information I could about Italy, from tourists.
The evidence shows a policy of badger culling
is unsustainable, uneconomic and, as this committee recognises, could even worsen the spread of bovine TB.
badgers in a bid to control bovine Tuberculosis (TB) is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of combating the disease, scientists have concluded.
The veteran rocker said culling
had been "a disaster" costing taxpayers PS5,000 per animal.
Ministers and farmers insist culling
is necessary to address tuberculosis in livestock, which can catch the disease from badgers, with more than 26,000 cattle slaughtered in England last year and multimillion-pound losses.
She said: "I am really passionate about this, as are the thousands of people who have come to Birmingham today to protest about the Government's culling
The NFU maintains this is unproven and points to international experience in places like Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, which all successfully tackled TB in livestock using culling
of wildlife which spread the disease.
You would think that they would have been done as part of the application for the culling
More than 30 of the UK's leading animal disease experts, including the president of the Zoological Society of London, Professor Sir Patrick Bateson, and professors from Oxbridge and Imperial College London, have written a letter to the Observer which argues that culling
badgers could increase the problem of TB in cattle.
West Somerset is expected to be announced as a culling
zone next week.