This Talk Of Culling Badgers

This talk of culling badgers
Is completely unsound
If we keep discussing it
We’ll drive them underground

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Another poem, another pun. This time, though, it is used to raise a serious issue about the treatment of our wildlife by politicians.

Category

Animal Antics

Style

Short rhyming poem

Length

4 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3

Author

Paul Curtis

Digging Deeper

It may seem strange, but the Government's cull of badgers was intended to prevent badgers transmitting bovine TB to cattle. The evidence suggests that culling badgers reduces the amount of bovine TB in the cull areas, but increases the incidence in surrounding areas. So perhaps culling politicians would be more effective.

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