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DEFRA chief ‘caught wife in bed with badger’

The mystery of DEFRA’s antipathy towards badgers may have been solved, with the publication of a shocking ‘Cull and Tell’ memoir by DEFRA insider Alison Bethel.

‘When foxes turned urban, we weren’t too worried’, she writes. ‘It was just a bit of rummaging in bins, playing hip-hop music, that sort of thing. But badgers went one step further – they turned urbane. They were the talk of the Home Counties – sophisticated, witty, charming, with a hint of the night about them. Actually, quite a lot of the night, being nocturnal.

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Posted: Feb 28th, 2014
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Government to reduce cull opposition by demonising literary badgers

they've got it coming!Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has announced a widespread rewriting of all literary works that contain favourable references to badgers in an attempt to persuade the public that badgers should be shot after all.

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Posted: Jun 18th, 2013
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Rupert Bear mauls farmer to death defending Bill Badger from cull

this is not a time for poetry, ho ho.Farmer George McDonald, 74, was pronounced ‘irretrievably poorly’ at the scene.

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Posted: Sep 19th, 2012
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Happy, uncomplaining farmer shunned by farming community

'nothing to moan about, really'The farming community is shunning a Shropshire farmer who told a local television news reporter that he was happy and had no complaints about his job. ‘Sunny’ Jim Jones, who has worked the land for thirty years, was filmed leaning against his tractor watching his herd of Friesians contentedly grazing under sunny blue skies; ‘I am up with the lark for the milking and out in the fields with the owls. It’s a great life I wouldn’t change for anything in the world.’ When asked by the reporter what he would like to complain about he stunned the TV news crew by saying ‘Well, nothing really.’

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Posted: Apr 9th, 2009
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