Appeal against Welsh badger cull successful
A plan to kill off some 1,500 badgers in the north Pembrokeshire area of Wales via trapping and shooting has been reversed by a Welsh appeals court.
Many farmers and government ministers in Wales, concerned that bovine tuberculosis (TB) is being spread to cattle via badgers, supported the cull.
From to a BBC News report:
The appeal court made its decision on Tuesday after the Badger Trust appealed against the cull, questioning its effectiveness.
Queen guitarist Brian May leant a strong and informed celebrity voice against the proposed cull in a piece for the Guardian on Monday.
On Wednesday the BBC reported that Wales’ Rural Affairs Minister would not appeal the courts decision to stop the cull.