During an item on hunting and shooting lions JV kept trying to move the topic on beyond culling looking for other reasons people shoot lions.
BUT JEREMY VINE IT IS ALL ABOUT CULLING NOTHING MORE OR NOTHING LESS.
The lion has no natural preditors and so the numbers HAVE to be kept down so why shouldn't the African countries concerned make some much needed cash out of combining culling with hunting.
The tree huggers just don't get it do they.
Firstly millions of animals are killed every day for us to eat and many are culled from rats to foxes to lions to keep them health and under control.
Second in saving or trying to re-introduce a species other animals are affected. Take badgers they eat hedgehogs so as nothing preys on them they need to be culled or hedgehogs will suffer. ( I won't even enter the TB in cows issue as some say some farmers lack of farm hygiene is more to blame than badgers) Re-introduce the Red Kite in Mid Wales and suddenly the song birds dramatically decrease.
CULLING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ANIMAL WELFARE SO IT IS SUCH A PITY THE BBC IS SO INSTITUTIONALLY BAISED ON THIS ISSUE.
So lions do need to be culled so they might as well be hunted and generate some much needed income for Africa.