Tuesday, 2 May 2023

Foxes, badgers, moles all get the chop for humans to remain Top Dog, the Apex Predator

Thanks, Margaret, for replying.  Yes, please forward to farmers and any others for their comments - for and against.

I feel that far too much killing goes on in our countryside, especially of foxes, badgers and moles, so that we can dominate the living world with our sheep and dairy cattle to give us the very cheapest meat and milk, regardless of ethics and nature and the long term consequences from ailing life support systems.

On the 24 April, one young farmer I stopped on his tractor told me something about mole bacteria getting into soil that then grows grass that is eaten by cows and harms them in some way.  The woman in the village shop told me that the village supports all their farmers and would not criticise them in any way.  Orton is for farmers, depends on farmers and whatever they want must go.

The fact that we humans are ourselves part of nature and must respect nature out of sheer self-interest, is of no bearing on the fact that we must do everything necessary to maintain farmers' incomes and livelihoods, whatever the long term repercussions.  No wonder the UK is one of the most nature depleted nations in the world and, as the climate emergency continues to worsen, has only marginal influence on decision making.

The King, David Attenborough, Chris Packham and George Monbiot might have something to say on this subject!

Best wishes

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