Badger-culls challenge fails
A challenge to culls which will kill thousands of badgers south of the border has failed at the Court of Appeal.
The Badger Trust had attacked Mr Justice Ouseley’s decision in July to uphold government proposals for two pilot culls to tackle tuberculosis in cattle: one in West Gloucestershire and the other in West Somerset.
The trust says that killing badgers will make no meaningful contribution to tackling the disease, which has been described as the most pressing animal health problem in the UK.
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