The letter from Peter Skinner MEP rightly pointed out the futility of the badger cull presently being undertaken by the government.
It will benefit neither the farming community nor the taxpayer and was launched as a face-saving exercise for David Cameron, who made rash promises about a cull before the last election.
Men firing high-powered rifles in the middle of the night, at the behest of the government, has all the potential to collapse into a complete farce, suitable for inclusion in The Thick of It.
It also seems strange that in the heated debate around this subject simple comparisons are not made.
For instance – what is the primary source of TB infection in badgers?
Answer: other badgers.
What is the primary source of TB infection in human beings?
Answer: other human beings.
What is the primary source of TB infection in cattle?