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Pilot badger culls: Badger Trust granted a judicial review

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THE Badger Trust has been granted permission for a judicial review of Defra's decision to continue with the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

In a press release on July 1, the Badger Trust said it would argue that Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State at Defra, and Natural England, which issues the licences required for culling to take place, have failed to put in place any independent expert panel for the planned culls this year. It said it would contend that such …

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