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Backbench Business — Badger Cull

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 13th March 2014.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire 1:45 pm, 13th March 2014


If the EU is going to ban our exports if we vaccinate, it should do so on proper health grounds. It will not be able to achieve that. If the Opposition object to scientific pilot schemes, they must apply the same science to badgers and to cattle equally. For 14 miserable years they did not do that. If the Government want to beat this disease scientifically, they will have to analyse what the scientists say and allow us to act within the law.

It is worth pointing out that there are many who believe that if the pilot culls are a failure, we should revisit gassing. I hope I am not alone in saying that I would hate to see that. Ultimately the House should unite in wanting to see healthy badgers, healthy cattle and healthy people. Unless we are consistent, scientific and determined, we shall be beaten by a minuscule bacteria, and this is not a fight we can afford to lose.


Daniel Anthony Williams
Posted on 18 Mar 2014 8:04 pm

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