THIS is a black week for British wildlife, badgers in particular.

However, the terrible suffering dairy cows are forced to endure to produce more milk for us to drink is never mentioned.

I’m thinking of the mastitis, the lameness and the breakdown of young animals who are culled if they don’t produce sufficient quantities of milk.

I urge everyone who cares about badgers to listen to their conscience and boycott milk until the welfare issues are clarified.

Marjorie Embling, Crook.