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September 25th, 2012 by Bookslinger

There is a dispute over an excess of badgers by environmentalists who wish them protected and farmers (and ministry officials) who wish their excess numbers to be culled (killed off) to protect cattle in Gloucestershire from badger-borne tuberculosis.

The Wodehousian angle is that there is a practical fat woman with a double last name, Clarissa Dickson Wright, who wishes the culled badgers to be eaten so they don’t go to waste.

‘When I was a teenager most of the pubs in the West Country had badger hams on the bar just like a jamon iberico. And it was delicious. It tasted like young wild boar.

‘Either make a ham or treat it like pork – very lean pork because it’s got no fat on it. Baste it properly and marinade it properly and cook it in a casserole or whatever.’



Bertie? Jeeves? Care to weigh in? What say ye?

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September 25th, 2012 16:20:11

Bertie W.
September 25, 2012

While one rather cherishes these fine old English traditions and all that bally rot and naturally wishes the villagers to enjoy their good clean manly fun belaboring badgers with cricket bats while sining comic vaudeville songs, the meat I’d best rather see marinaded is Bertram’s tonsils, if you take my meaning.

September 26, 2012

If the cows can get tuberculosis from the badgers, could humans get it also?

If the cows get it, they have to be destroyed, as unfit for human consumption. So if you can’t eat a cow with badger-tuberculosis, I wouldn’t want to eat the badger either.

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