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Badger culling (debate )

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eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 13:40

Chris I think it was eradicated about ten years ago


Eeyore13 Report 28 Feb 2013 13:39

NO to Badger cull- there are other ways (immunisation) to deal with this.

It's wrong, we should be protecting our wildlife.


ChrisofWessex Report 28 Feb 2013 13:36

Scozz - interesting no badgers in Oz. Is there bovine tb there?


JoyBoroAngel Report 28 Feb 2013 11:15

i dont object to animals been killed for food but this is just murder :-(


LadyScozz Report 28 Feb 2013 04:37

We went on a haggis hunt when we visited Scotland.

They must have been hiding.

Been there, done that, got the Tshirt (but it doesn't fit any more).

There was a weird man on the hunt, kept mumbling something about badgers & growling :-D

Nice recipe Rollo. We don't have badgers in Oz, and wombats are protected. Could I use horse? :-D


RolloTheRed Report 28 Feb 2013 00:51

Lucius ( with sporran )

no badgers, right out of their class


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 00:49

Not as naughty as the invading haggis army - although I have cornered them in the supermarket sometimes


maggiewinchester Report 28 Feb 2013 00:36

:-D :-D Eroll - you are naughty........................

......................but I like you :-D :-D


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 00:34

And I thought there were still packs of marauding wild sporans in the less populated parts of Scotland.
In fact is it not the sporran rutting season when one has to steer well clear of them for fear of losing one's badger or beaver?


LadyScozz Report 28 Feb 2013 00:25

There must be a shortage of sporrans in Scotland.

Yes, most of the hairy sporrans are made from badger!



maggiewinchester Report 28 Feb 2013 00:04

Chirs, you know the answer - it wasn't suggested by an MP, or an MP's friend, or a company an MP his his/her fingers in!!!
And it profits none of the above!!


ChrisofWessex Report 27 Feb 2013 22:59

The farmer I referred to in West country sampled his soil and discovered there was a deficiency in two minerals caused by growing maize and we feed cattle on maize.

He got mineral cakes and fed the badgers - and gave it to his cattle. The tb has gone. Why doesnt DEFRA take heed of this?

Even on this thread is evidence of tb in cattle where there are no badgers - N. Zealand and Isle of Man.


eRRolSheep Report 27 Feb 2013 22:54

I think you can get it on a sett menu :-D


RolloTheRed Report 27 Feb 2013 22:47

Sure, maybe you are referring to the last meal of Francois Mitterand, French President.


maggiewinchester Report 27 Feb 2013 21:53

.....and have you a recipe for small song birds?........

:-D :-D :-D


RolloTheRed Report 27 Feb 2013 20:45

They do. Here is a translation.
[ Les cuisines oubliees (forgotten recipes) by Annie and Jean-Claude Moliner ]

To cook one badger you’ll need:

1 badger
1 glass of pig’s blood
1 small glass of armagnac (apple brandy)
1 ginger root
1 bottle of dry, sparkling white wine
2 eggs
1 pot of crème fraîche ( sour cream )
salt and pepper
500g forest mushrooms OR chestnuts to accompany
100g butter

Eviscerate and skin your badger, and soak it in a fast-flowing river for at least 48 hours. ( The shower will do as the French don't wash ). This will help you to de-grease it more easily.

Once the badger is de-greased, cut it into pieces and brown it in a frying pan with butter. When the pieces are golden and stiff, flambée with the armanac, season and add a grated soup-spoon of ginger, fresh if possible.

Pour over the wine, and simmer gently for at least two hours.

At the end of the cooking time, mix the chopped badger liver (cooked beforehand in a little oil), the glass of blood, two egg yolks, a coffee-spoon of ginger and the crème fraîche, and pour into the cooking dish. Serve immediately.

This dish goes well with wild mushrooms or chestnuts.



JoyBoroAngel Report 27 Feb 2013 20:38

its a wonder the french dont eat badgers
they eat everything else ;-)


RolloTheRed Report 27 Feb 2013 20:37

The badger is not protected in France.
The French drive EU farming policy - it is one of the unwritten rules.
If Cameron wants his budget cuts and fishing reforms then Germany will only remain onside if Cameron follows the rules.

Obey ! Obey !
no ?
right then

exterminate EXTERMINATE E X T E R M I N A TE !!!!!

departs to electronic music and graphics effects

It is always difficult to get English people to grasp the utter venality of the French though Wellington understood it well enough.

During the 1960s a leading fascist and collaborator Maurice Papon became head of the Paris police. The "beurs" (Arabs) from North Africa had become a bit of a nuisance so one day in 1961 he had around 60 dropped off a bridge ( yes, they died ) to show who was boss in town. Another collaborator became President. In more modern times the beurs (again) Romanians and pretty well anybody who does not fit the current idea of Frenchness have suffered terrible treatment unimaginable in the UK.

I only mention this to try and get people to understand that if the French will do this to human beings then badgers are not going to score too well.

Badgers ? "You make the joke, no? "
There is zero comprehension of British love of wild life.

You do not get nature programs as prime time French TV. Gory police thrillers, yes.
For instance a recent series of En Grenages (Wheels within wheels aka Spiral) shown in the UK had this enthralling scene:
burned corpse on mortuary table
pathologist cuts into anus and extracts condom containing SIM card
Cultivated ? Civilised ?
Just the people to be in charge of agriculture and food safety.

"If it cannot be eaten or f-d then shoot it" ( French nursery school basics )


JoyBoroAngel Report 27 Feb 2013 20:31

i just dont want any animal culled
i hate what happends every year in canada

ie canadian club on the rocks


~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 27 Feb 2013 20:20

Totally against.