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March 28, 2017


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Celia Marker

I applaud what you have done and what you are doing. I'm horrified to learn that the TB caught by the hounds of Kimblewick Hunt is 'of no interest to the Minister, neither is there any attempt to restrict the hunt or its movement. I love dogs - but I'd cull the hunt! Also I was unaware of the disregard in spreading slurry (of possibly infected cows) to further spread TB (not proven to have been caused by the badgers - but possibly cow to badger).
It's money, money, money (to quote the song) and a government in place that is supported by land-owners and farmers and pro hunt supporters. The rest of the population don't get a look in.
Sadly there is also little intelligence to learn from the ghastly culls done in Ireland - which was all to no avail anyway. That's what the scientists have said; keep saying and the government continues to waste thousands on a needless and cruel persecution of a beautiful animal. We will keep 'badgering' the government on their behalf.

Paul Flynn

Today I put down this Motion. I am hoping that many MPs will support it.

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Session: 2016-17
Date tabled: 28.03.2017
Primary sponsor: Flynn, Paul
This House is gravely concerned at the news that 25 of the Kimblewick Hunt's hounds have been put down because they were infected with bovine TB and 120 others are undergoing tests; notes the very serious risk of infection for farm animals, as the Kimblewick Hunt stretches across large areas of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire; recalls advice by Chief Veterinary Officer, Mr Nigel Gibbens, on species-to-species disease transfer risk, when he warned that it is unsafe to take a pet labrador out in the woods for fear it might catch bovine TB from badgers and subsequently infect its owners; and calls on the Government to take the precautionary measure of suspending hunting activity until all hound packs are declared

Christine Williams

Very disappointing that so few MPs turned up for the debate when they'd been sent Dominic Dyer's book to read .... did they bother to read it ???

As usual the badger is being used as a scapegoat!!

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