The Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has today said in the House of Commons that he will vote for a cull of badgers “through gritted teeth.”
David Morris MP who meets with a group of Lune Valley farmers and the NFU on a regular basis said to the House of Commons:
“Let me first of all say that I am voting in favour of the amendment and by extension a trial cull. But I am doing so through gritted teeth, because I strongly believe circumstances have put us in this position. I have faith in the government to do the right thing.”
David Morris MP was critical of the European Union saying that the Commission had banned vaccinated meat from being sold within the European Union on the grounds that it is difficult to differentiate between infected cattle and cattle that had been inoculated.
The Morecambe & Lunesdale MP said:
“Instead they favour mass culls of cattle as the solution and have pointed to a number of countries that have cut TB in this way. So the Commission want DEFRA to cull a whole herd when one case of TB is found within it. This would be a nightmare for farmers and risks ripping apart our rural community .”
David Morris confirmed he had been in touch with former Queen guitarist Professor Brian May and encouraged DEFRA and the NFU to talk to the Badger Trust and the RSPCA.
Photo: David Morris MP with Lune Valley farmers