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"Illegitimi non carborundum!" - the badgers response to culling....

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'Ready and waiting' said these occupants of the West Country whose home has been here since The Bronze Age, at least 3000 years ago.

Image created in PSE10, both badger pics taken by myself at night, + layers, masks, and cloud filter.

What goes around, comes around, Mr C. Take Brian May's sound and well-informed advice and do a 'U' turn before it's too late.

This one is for Fred, whose pics on this subject have always been amazing, and Lynne, Lillian, Pluckyfilly, Barbara, & all other many badger-lovers. Please just show your solidarity by giving this one a 'thumbs up', whether you like it or not. We drastically need a government and an agricultural sector that we can trust! Not one that flies in the face of Britain's leading scientists and naturalists and established fact, just for their own benefits and to save face...

Dave.

Camera:Canon EOS 550D
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Title:"Illegitimi non carborundum!" - the badgers response to culling....
Username:HobbitDave HobbitDave
Uploaded:7 Jun 2013 - 10:39 AM
Tags:Angry, Badger, Common sense, Owen Paterson, Preservation, Tank, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Jun 2013 - 11:02 AM

Like the image Dave, cannot understand why thousands of badgers will be killed, when this policy has failed before and will fail again, a vaccine seems the only answer,
STOP THE CULL.
Fred.

Last Modified By Badgerfred at 7 Jun 2013 - 11:03 AM

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 11:03 AM

Definitely, Fred, the only viable and sane answer, and it could be done, too!
Dave.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 11:09 AM

thankyou for putting this up...
Man never ceases tp amaze me with his arrogance

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 11:36 AM

Excellent creation and message

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Thanks kindly, Barbara and Lonely_Oryx. The more images like this that get flipped around Facebook etc, the more people realise what a deceitful travesty is going on (and what a waste of money, including 'ours') when they read the full details on the net or on RSPCAs website!
Dave.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 11:48 AM

Of all the U-Turns so far perhaps the so called elite should open their ears and take notice of the real people..............more power to Mr May and everyone who supports the stopping of this unnecessary cull.......Farmers can vaccinate against this disease...............oh hold on a minute..............they would have to pay for it...............easier to blame and kill..........SadSadSadSad

Last Modified By NaturesHaven at 7 Jun 2013 - 11:48 AM

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 12:24 PM

P.S And appease the Eton Tory Boy brigade, whose (at present) leader is known (check the net) to take holidays at his wife's stepfathers estate on the Isle of Jura off the West coast of Scotland, and 'enjoy' shooting stags. Says a lot, really. Mr Paterson appears to be that way inclined too. I think an appropriate word would be 'sad'!
BTW if a cull fully goes ahead it will spread BTB onto land hitherto unaffected, and will see the farmers well out of pocket for years to come....oh ....and has anyone seen a 'poor' farmer? Without exception where I live they all get huge subsidies and drive expensive 4x4 vehicles.
The best and most well-researched anti-cull information is on Dr Brian May's website at save-me.org.uk

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 12:28 PM

Utterly brilliant and I so agree with the sentiments. I have been part of the protests since the outset.

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 12:39 PM

Great to hear, Lynne, I somehow thought you'd be of that mind. Glad you like the image, the badgers deserve their pot-shots too!! Fair's fair, now, let them have a few pops at the insane politicians who are beyond belief in their ignorance (the latter word is putting it very mildly.. Deceit has been used by various organisations...)

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 12:40 PM

A nice fun image Badgers are battling back after famers kill there family's.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 2:07 PM

I agree too with the consensus opinion, Dave: for myself, I imagine the only sensible way forward is bovine vaccination, but my experience is in human medicine and not veterinary, so my knowledge is limited.
And what an amazing piece of manipulation here, achieving an image that makes you stop and think.
Full marks for that........I have ben trying to get my head around layers for years now and have given up........can never get the technique to work for me.
Ronnie.

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 3:22 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Ronnie. And as for the picture, I owe my limited but fun knowledge of photoshop methods to ex-EPZ member Christina Brundage, who is an old friend and showed me last year about layering and masks. She is a wizard at it and used CS6 nowadays..I'm a beginner, but if I can get something such as the above image done on my own nowadays, it is very handy sometimes!
All the best to The Motherland, Ronnie, and to your family.
Dave.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 6:39 PM

Amazing image Dave, and so justified together..a real travesty
and yes farmers should get their cattle injected, and as stated it all came about via cattle
so lets get a few more heads ''banged together''
except my UA for the image above and all the work you are doing
Lillian

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 6:50 PM

You're a diamond, Lillian, thank you so much, and special thanks from the badgers! The award is really appreciated, both by them and myself! Oh I wish ( but shouldn't) a few heads could be banged together.....D C and O P especially. Stone against stone there, so I think there would be a few sparks Wink. There's a whole difference between ignorance, and deliberately ignoring well-established and published fact!! The two mentioned here ignore the latter, for alterior materialistic motives...even more creepy!

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 7:18 PM

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/deerstalker-dave-can-fell-two-stags-with-one-shot...
OK this is from a while back, but worth reading perhaps just to see what is underneath the mask....it hasn't changed, these people just go undercover, like the deer!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 9:05 PM

Hubs a countryman born and bred agrees with you ref the spread of disease, the badgers will move inland (if that's the right terminology) you will know what I mean!
I love the badger although I have to confess - not seen one in the wild and only 1 anyway in a sanctuary - when its too late and they become scarce panic alarms ring and we should worry our children may never see a badger even in a safe placeSad

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 9:10 PM

So true, friend, and many people when I show then pictures I've taken say 'Well, I've only seen a dead one on the road'. Very sad. But they are thriving and if treated with respect, even vaccinated from what they have caught from cows, they will continue to do so, hopefully.
All the best,
Dave.

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 11:21 PM

i like badgers,sociable genius they are

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HobbitDave
7 Jun 2013 - 11:55 PM

Absolutely, Eviscera, I couldn't agree more!
Dave.

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cbrundage
cbrundage  1 United States
8 Jun 2013 - 3:24 PM

So great to see your feisty image large here, Dave! I hope it stays quiet there. I hate these culls - they cull the deer here every year and with some reason, as there are more than there is food for them, but there has to be a better way. Now that they have worked hard to get the wolf population out west to increase, they are going to allow shooting them in some states. Madness!

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HobbitDave
8 Jun 2013 - 4:27 PM

Thanks so much for your continued support, friend, and also for the tuition last year which enabled me to create this image. Yes, the whole issue is one complete travesty, and hopefully with enough protest, as well as enough positive ways forward which don't involve marksmen with high-powered rifles!) the government and DEFRA will come clean and begin a vaccination programme. A controversial cull is also a good distraction from other events happening right now, in this county and worldwide...

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
8 Jun 2013 - 11:17 PM

My language on this subject is not fit for epz, so will simply say that this is a very evocative image Dave. Hope the message spreads far and wide. Moira

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HobbitDave
9 Jun 2013 - 9:18 AM

Thanks kindly Moira. I know the feeling! Hopefully these ignorant f****ellow...s (?) will see some sense, and very soon!! Ignore the truth for too long and it will come back and bite them!
All the best,
Dave Wink

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cjl47
cjl47 e2 Member 6cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2013 - 8:04 AM

Gets my vote, they have no proof that it wasn't the cattle who gave it to the badgers. Now the ministry have admitted selling the infected meat into the food chain.
chris

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 1:10 AM

So very apt Dave, it's a pity they can't cull a number of the politicians and bankers instead of the badgers! I've signed the petition against this senseless cull

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photophantom
18 Oct 2014 - 11:03 AM

Winner!

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