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Bovine TB
Badger Trust threatens legal challenge to culling decision

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THE Badger Trust has notified Defra of its intention to pursue a legal challenge against Defra's decision to cull badgers as part of its package of measures to tackle bovine TB.

The trust announced on February 9 that it had written to Defra to outline its grounds for the challenge, giving the department until February 17 to respond.

David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, said: ‘The Badger Trust has responded in detail to both Defra's consultation papers on culling and suggested viable alternatives. However, our concerns that the culls proposed will actually spread the disease have not been heeded. In the light of this and our concerns over the legality of …

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