Two Fat Ladies star Clarissa Dickson Wright says 'eat badgers' – Daily TV round-up

Clarissa Dickson Wright has said that we should eat the badgers set to be culled in the UK.

Wild suggestion: Clarissa Dickson Wright says everyone should eat badgers (Credit: PA)

The 65-year-old star of cooking show 'Two Fat Ladies' reckons that we shouldn't be turning our noses up at eating the stocky creatures, and that it would solve the issue of waste.

“It would solve the problem. There’s going to be a cull, so rather than just throw them in the landfill site why not eat them?" she said.

“There are too many badgers. It’s very interesting - the reason at certain times of the year you see so many dead badgers on the road is that the badgers throw out their old and ill that aren’t going to survive the winter.

“I would have no objection to eating badgers. I have no objection to eating anything very much, really. Staple food of the population, well before rabbit because rabbit was a luxury food.”

Her remarks follow the announcement by environment department Defra of two pilot culls of badgers to go ahead this autumn in the south west.

It's long been thought that the creatures spread tuberculosis to live stock, costing the tax payer £500 million last year after 26,000 cows had to be slaughtered. [Daily Mail]

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