Amidst the world’s current Coronavirus crisis and dogs and cats being abandoned, no one is paying attention to the badger holocaust that happened during 2019.
More than 35,000 badgers were killed during 2019’s cull.
This total number of badgers killed angered many animal rights campaigns, who said that for the first time since 2013, the number of badgers who were shot and murdered was higher than the number of cattle slaughtered due to bovine-TB!
Dominic Dyer, who is the chief executive of the Badger Trust, said the following:
“The government licensed the killing of 35,034 badgers in 2019 in 40 culling zones stretching from Cornwall to Cumbria in the largest destruction of a protected species in living memory.”
Of the 35,000 badgers who were shot, more than 70% of them (24,645) were killed in a controlled shooting.
“This is a method of killing which is condemned by the British Veterinary Association as inhumane as it can result in badgers taking more than five minutes to die from multiple bullet wounds, blood loss, and organ failure,” said Dyer.
You are going to freak out once you know the small percentage of badgers who were killed in what’s referred to a humane way!