A massive cull of grey squirrels is to take place across Britain to try to halt declining numbers of the endangered native red population.
Biodiversity minister Jim Knight said "humane and targeted pest control" would cull greys in areas where red squirrels are being 'squeezed out'.
Most reds are confined to Cumbrian and Northumbrian conifer woods, the Isle of Wight and islands in Poole Harbour.
(…and Scotland, BBC. Let's not forget Scotland. You know, that place where BBC Scotland is based—where the whisky comes from.)
This squirrel decision is long overdue. The so-called animal rights people will probably go ballistic, but it needs doing. I hope the goverment has the guts to follow it through.
What I do object to, however, are the double-standards: over 120 million of our native wild animals are butchered each year by viscious predators that we maintain in unnaturally high and environmentally unsustainable populations by feeding them Whiskas™.
When is this brave Knight going to announce a nationwide cat cull?
- Ruddy hell!
- A Modest Proposal
- Miaow again!
- Feline stressed?
- Saving 120 million birds and animals with one stone
- Time for a cull
…You can't say I'm not consistent.