Wales Postpones Cull Decision - Again

WALES, UK - The Welsh government has postponed making a decision on the Welsh badger cull - again.
calendar icon 9 December 2011
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Welsh farming unions are disappointed with the decision.

John Griffiths, Minster for Environment and Sustainable Development said that he would review a report on the science base for the Welsh bovine TB eradication programme, and look at its implications for the Welsh government.

It is expected a decision will be made early in the New Year.

David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust said: “This review must meet the Government’s aspirations for the final decision to be science-led. It is important that Ministers take time to consider carefully the Independent Panel's review of the science without any further strident political interference.

"They should also consider the encouraging TB figures from the intensive action area of Pembrokeshire which show the benefit of the stringent cattle-based controls now operating. At the very least this process must be allowed to run its course."

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