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To think the BBC are being deliberately provocative and should not be screening The Burrowers now

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TheKingAndI Mon 19-Aug-13 22:41:50

The desperately long awaited badger cull pilot is due to take place this summer/autumn, which will be a huge relief to many farmers who are suffering the scourge of bovine tb. I just don't think we need the BBC to be so provocative by showing this program at the current time, with its "cute" badgers being fawned over and fondled by Chris Packham.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Aug-13 22:43:17


It is educational. Just because it doesn't suit one demographic doesn't mean all the others aren't interested.

sooperdooper Mon 19-Aug-13 22:43:18

I think you're reading waaaaay too much into the scheduling tbh

thebody Mon 19-Aug-13 22:43:49

this won't end well but I presume you knew this when you posted dearie.

bellablot Mon 19-Aug-13 22:44:16

Not seen this programme but I agree. Plus Chris Packham is a creep!

MardyBra Mon 19-Aug-13 22:44:39

I presume you mean The Borrowers.

And wtf has that got to do with badger culls?

violetwellies Mon 19-Aug-13 22:44:57

No idea, dont have a tv, but Id like to know is any work being done to see if the hedgehog numbers improve as the badger numbers drop?

Spikeytree Mon 19-Aug-13 22:45:20

And many of the farmers I know think the cull will achieve very little.

littlemisswise Mon 19-Aug-13 22:45:53

If it was just about badgers, maybe you'd have a point. But as it isn't, you don't!

MardyBra Mon 19-Aug-13 22:46:16

Sorry just realised I've finally lost the plot.

TylerHopkins Mon 19-Aug-13 22:46:18


bellablot Mon 19-Aug-13 22:46:31

It's all propaganda, there's no reason to put this sort if show out.

TylerHopkins Mon 19-Aug-13 22:48:08

Why shouldn't they show it, are badgers a dirty little secret now?

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 19-Aug-13 22:49:22

I thought she meant The Borrowers


Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Aug-13 22:50:20


Yeah how dare people be interested in wildlife and educating themselves - bloody propaganda, all of it!

LEMisdisappointed Mon 19-Aug-13 22:52:24

of course there;s a reason - i forgot this was on but there is usually a load of shite on the TV, hence me being on here most evenings, something about british wildlife is far more interesting than the usual barage of shite we hae to put up with.

Also, i get a bit fucked off with how its all seen as "necessary" a vaccination program would have been far more effective. ARe they actually planning on wiping out an entire species?

Nottalotta Mon 19-Aug-13 22:53:30

There are many people, farmers included, who have not been desperately awaiting a badger cull. And i don't really think the bbc would have been thinking about it when scheduling the program. So yes, YABU.

bellablot Mon 19-Aug-13 22:54:51

There's many a better way of educating yourself than watching the tele. If its a programme about badger culling then it is propaganda as they will only portray one side of the argument, typical BBC style. Why anyone would watch the tele these days is beyond me and Chris Packham is a creep - fact!

londonrach Mon 19-Aug-13 22:56:41

You are ill informed op. There is still no link between cattle, badgers and tb in fact it's possible the cattle give tb to badgers. I grew up in Somerset and alot of farmers are still unsure. The badger cull us political ly motivated with limited scientific evidence. On another point doubt the BBC would even consider the cull re documentary.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Aug-13 22:56:45

And some people like to see all sides of the argument.

The farmers desperate for the cull (by no means all) are hardly going to be presenting an impartial argument now are they.

RoastedCouchPotatoes Mon 19-Aug-13 22:57:49


TylerHopkins Mon 19-Aug-13 22:58:08

Well said londonrach

TylerHopkins Mon 19-Aug-13 22:59:24

have a read OP

MumnGran Mon 19-Aug-13 22:59:51

Goady? this takes the biscuit

notanyanymore Mon 19-Aug-13 23:01:40

Haha Mardybra glad I wasn't the only one!

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