Badgers are set to be culled in Britain.
A sad day for this beautiful creature, once more castigated and scorned by man!
Man has blamed Badgers for illness among cattle, despite constant injecting and manipulation of herds by man.
Cattle are seen as an “Agri-industry,” and are often referred to as such.
The real welfare and needs of these animals are often over-looked in the drive for yet more production of milk and flesh…so the Badger suffers the penalty for what is not fully understood!
Kill the Badger is the cry of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Gas them, shoot them, trap them…but kill them!
Have you ever looked into the eyes of a badger?
I have…and I can tell you it is akin to meeting an ancient dweller of this sacred Earth…un-nerving to say the least.
And after the initial shock, a kind of emotional trauma descends, making one want to cry…and I have.
We kill what we fail to understand, or connect with.
And as our own life begins to ebb on this sacred Earth, we are the worse for it…our loss as we wrap ourselves in layers of consumer death.
The Badgers of Bealtaine Cottage will live…but how many will be killed, their sacred journeys through moonlit fields over…our loss.