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    Out of interest , How can the badger cull be inforced if the landowner is adament that they dont want badgers distroyed on there ground

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    Although the full guidance has yet to be published my understanding is that the cull cannot proceed in a cull area unless landowners covering 70% of the area are signed up for the cull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monument veiw View Post
    Out of interest , How can the badger cull be inforced if the landowner is adament that they dont want badgers distroyed on there ground
    Badgers usually cross boundaries, especially those of the usual suspects, i.e. off the little acres of Johnny-come-lately "goodlifers", the main objectors, I find.

    Then... Boom!

    Just like a couple of households (or several) in this district who won't let me on to shoot fox. Irony here being, two of them have taken heavy hits on their ickle chicky wickies, henny wennies and ducky wuckies first, ....

    Must allow the condemned Charles a decent last meal, What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monument veiw View Post
    Out of interest , How can the badger cull be inforced if the landowner is adament that they dont want badgers distroyed on there ground
    It can't

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    Actually it could be inforced under the order that allows defra to cull your animals in a restricted area ie foot and mouth, swine fever,anthrax it would not take much to alter that order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    Actually it could be inforced under the order that allows defra to cull your animals in a restricted area ie foot and mouth, swine fever,anthrax it would not take much to alter that order.
    No it can't. This is nothing to do with DEFRA. TB is not considered as infectious as the mentioned diseases, DEFRA have no jurisdiction.

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    I thought land owners would have to apply for a licence , that said , if it was compulsarey they could be fined or have payments stopped for non compliance

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    Quote Originally Posted by HME View Post
    No it can't. This is nothing to do with DEFRA. TB is not considered as infectious as the mentioned diseases, DEFRA have no jurisdiction.
    Since they are issuing the licenses I'd have thought it has EVERYTHING to do with DEFRA.

    As said previously, it looks like only 70% of the landholding has to agree. I think we can take that to mean 70% of the land area rather than of landowners. If someone knows better please speak up.

    Also, as said previously, whilst "enforcement" may be problematic on land belong to those whose agreement has been withheld, though I'm sure national interest laws could be invoked to overturn the misguided adherence to rights of those who choose to opt out, it would probably be neither desirable nor necessary to do that as one only has to wait till the badgers have crossed boundaries onto land where agreement has not been withheld.

    It would probably serve many people well to remember that we are talking about human food production here (and not just production economics either, even though that side of the equation is becoming ever more critical in itself) and whilst I'm sure no-one wishes Badgers erradicated completely it does seem to have been clearly indicated that human food supply and health are being threatened by a disease also transmitted to humans via both Badgers and cattle, or else this course of action would never have been contemplated let alone sanctioned in the first place.

    To tell the truth I totally agree with Stag1933 about the desirability of seeing Badger predation pressure on other, ground living, wildlife reduced too. And very much look forward to seeing how matters develop, in that respect.

    The proposed trials will hopefully answer all the theorists questions, whether they like the answers or not... and I suspect the antis know that many of their ideas are highly questionable and for that reason are probably somewhat, unusually, anxious about the potential outcomes.

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