Guardian cartoon on Keats, consumption and the badger cull

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Guardian cartoon on Keats, consumption and the badger cull

Postby Cath » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:02 pm

After the announcement that badgers are to be culled in the UK to prevent the spread of consumption amongst its cows, the Guardian draws on Keats for inspiration:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2012/jul/18/david-cameron-badger-cull-hunting
"Why should we be owls, when we can be Eagles?" (Keats to Reynolds, 3 February 1818)
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Re: Guardian cartoon on Keats, consumption and the badger cu

Postby Raphael » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:37 pm

Bad taste that on a few levels. I am against badger culling.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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Re: Guardian cartoon on Keats, consumption and the badger cu

Postby Cath » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 am

Well, I don't think satire has ever suffered from an excess of tastefulness Raphael :lol: . I'm against the badger cull too, but I like the fact that Keats's poetry found its way into a Steve Bell cartoon.
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