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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Badger Trust to apply for judicial review of Government cull decision

The Badger Trust has confirmed that it is to apply for a Judicial Review of the decision made in September 2009 by the Welsh Government to include the killing of badgers in its bovine tuberculosis eradication scheme. The Badger Trust has effectively challenged the legality of the decision:

David Williams, Chairman of the Badger Trust, said: “It is with some reluctance but nevertheless firm resolve that we must, as an organisation dedicated to the welfare and protection of the badger, enter into these proceedings at the highest level. The decision is unjust and goes against the scientific evidence, and the law affords us this opportunity of challenging the legality of the W.A.G.’s intention to kill badgers, and we are now taking it”.
I was rather under the impression they had sought a review and it had been denied.
Well done to the Badger Trust for this. THere is debate on the legality. Badgers are protected by law from baiting and ill treatment.
Also the idea that the vote by the asembly members is nt representative of the peoples view but twhether this has any or no legal framework
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