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Badger Trust loses its legal appeal against the badger culls

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THE Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by the Badger Trust against an earlier High Court decision to reject its challenge against the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire (VR, September 6, 2014, vol 175, p 211).

The trust originally challenged the culls on the basis that the Secretary of State at Defra had failed to put in place an independent expert panel (IEP) to oversee them. It claimed that the Secretary of State had promised that an IEP would oversee the monitoring and analysis …

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