Badger cull in Wales put on hold by Welsh Government.

John Griffiths, newly appointed environment minister for Wales, announced on Tuesday that proposals for a pilot badger cull in north Pembrokeshire would be put on hold.    His announcement comes after figures released earlier this year by the Welsh Government showed that the number of cattle infected with bovine TB had fallen dramatically in Wales, with nearly one-third fewer cattle slaughtered in the past year.

The Labour government will now form a panel to review the science behind the plans and other TB measures which formed the previous government's TB eradication policy.

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