July 18, 2011
Tory politician Roger Helmer has angered animal activists after saying he supported a cull of badgers because it would “bring down the exorbitant price of shaving brushes.”
British animal protectors found this statement particularly insenstive as today may mark the first badger cull since they became part of the protected elite in 1973.
Helmer had a retort at the ready –though he clearly could have given a bit more thought to it –saying, “I was bleary-eyed and shaving in Brussels. With badger brush in hand I thought I’d tell people why a badger cull would be a good idea. It was meant to be amusing. But, of course, the manic bunny-huggers have gone all po-faced.”