The environment secretary, Owen Paterson, who argues the cull is an essential part of stemming the rise of tuberculosis in cattle, said: "I am not moving anything – the badgers are moving the goalposts. You are dealing with a wild animal, subject to the vagaries of weather, disease and breeding patterns."So there you go - it's all the fault of the badgers. The damn animals simply won't sit still while waiting to be slaughtered.
10 October 2013
Quote of the day
On the government being accused of moving the goalposts in relation to the shambles of the badger cull (here):