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Bovine TB
Permission granted for legal challenge to pilot badger cull in England

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THE Badger Trust was last week granted permission for a judicial review of Defra's decision to allow badgers to be culled in England as part of its programme to eradicate bovine TB.

The trust announced earlier this year that it intended to pursue a legal challenge to Defra's decision (VR, February 18, 2012, vol 170, p 166) and hopes that its case will be heard at the High Court in London in June this year.

The Badger Trust reports that, in granting permission for the challenge to go ahead, Mr Justice Irwin observed …

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