A spokesraccoon for the Alberta Raccoons Support Europe, which does not seem to have an acronym, said yesterday "Britain without Badgers will be over-run by the wild-wooders, and Toad Hall will be in danger once more."
While a leader of the Badger community told us privately that he was not in a pensive mood, but just thinking. He added
"TB, or not TB, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The poison and ordnance of outrageous farmers,
Or to argue cogently against a Government of idiots,
And by opposing end them."