National Trust to Scupper Badger Cull

UK - According to recent reports the National Trust is planning to scupper the upcoming badge cull in Wales
calendar icon 30 April 2008
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The cull is being proposed by the Welsh Assembly Government in a bid to wipe out bovine TB in cattle.

But leaders of the trust, which owns and manages large swathes of land across Wales, said they do not believe there is a scientific case for killing badgers in cattle TB hotspots, say ic Wales.

Both the National Trust – which has 3.5 million members – and the RSPCA think that a badger cull would be a mistake. And the RSPCA is particularly concerned that a cull could cause enormous suffering, particularly if methods such as snaring are used.

According to icWales the trust has now gone further, saying it will not co-operate in proposed culls, unless the Assembly Government in Cardiff and Parliament back the programmes with legal force – a move which farmers unions in Wales believe threatens the democratic process.

David Bullock, the trust’s head of nature conservation, said: “We have obligations, both to badgers and the people who use our land. We are not persuaded it is the right thing to do.”

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