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LONDON - Britain's Princess Anne said gassing badgers was a "much nicer" way to cull them rather than shooting them, in an interview to be aired Sunday. Credit: Flickr Queen Elizabeth II's daughter discussed the recent pilot badger culls -- which took place in Gloucestershire, southwest England, where she lives and farms -- aimed at curbing the spread of tuberculosis in cattle. An independent report on the pilots found the level of culling needed to bring about a reduction in bovine TB had not been achieved by the shooting of free-running badgers. Anne, 63, told BBC television that "most of the people who did it in the past will tell you that gas is a much nicer way of doing it, if...

It's been about ten years since I have had to live with a litter box; plenty of time to have conveniently forgotten how annoying and repulsive they're wont to be. I kind of liken it to the same sort of magical thinking that so frequently seems to befall women who give birth more than once. Credit: Thinkstock In the latter case, I swear there's an amnesia hormone to blame. Why else would anyone go through labor ever again? But so it is that nature finds a way, allowing us to forget the pain so that our species might carry on. For feline litter boxes, however, there is no such excuse. By all rights I should have remembered exactly how trying - not to mention smelly and messy - a box of...