The Guardian in the UK published a headline today about the government’s insistence on culling badger populations in the summer of 2013 despite a majority against it. If you know someone with any sway in British government and want to find out more about why farmers would be so cruel in the ways they try to kill badgers, watch this video.
The larger question for me as founder of Naturestage is why do humans need to be the only species that uses systemic cruelty often on such massive scales when we have so much potential to behave differently? How are people involved in culling able to disconnect from the cruelty and suffering they cause and how might this be useful in looking at human to human treatment, whether it is in bullying or torture or general suppression of others by any means. How can art impact what could happen to the badgers?