Badger Trust to Appeal Cull Decision

UK - The Badger Trust has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s to allow badger cull in parts of England. The appeal is likely to be listed in the court vacation and should be heard before the end of September.
calendar icon 9 August 2012
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The Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) seeks to include culling in its bovine TB (bTB) eradication programme.

Lord Justice Laws granted permission on the Trust’s ground that the Secretary of State had unlawfully used the licensing powers in section 10(2)a of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992. This allows culling badgers (normally a criminal offence) for the purposes of preventing the spread of disease.

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