A very thoughtful and well written blog on a subject that concerns many of us, particularly here in Dead Badger County
The government is poised to give the go-ahead to the first full-scale cull of old codgers in England, under a policy that could soon mean as many as 100,000 of them are shot dead – a third of the national population – as part of the government’s efforts to tackle the rising costs of pensions.
According to Whitehall sources, the first of two licences is expected to be issued as soon as Monday for a large pilot cull area in Gloucestershire, which is known as a popular habitation area for old age pensioners.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson told the Commons this week that two, six-week trials earlier this year were evaluated by a panel of experts to have been a success – and they have recommended that the slaughter of old people should be rolled out more widely across England, with up to 10 licences to cull the elderly…
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