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Badger Cull Judicial Review Set for June

29 May 2012

UK - The Badger Trust’s Judicial Review of the Coalition Government’s decision to kill badgers in England has been set for Monday and Tuesday June 25 and 26. It will be heard in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, in the Administrative Court.

The Trust’s Judicial Review of the Welsh Assembly Government’s decision to kill badgers succeeded on all grounds in the Court of Appeal in 2010. The Trust considers that culling would not prevent the spread of disease but rather make matters worse at great cost to farmers, the tax payer and badgers. The Welsh Government announced in March 2012 that it would vaccinate badgers and improve cattle testing methods etc rather than kill badgers in light of the science.

The Trust will ask the court to overturn DEFRA’s decision on the basis of three grounds.

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