Badger Trust to challenge cull.

The Farmers Weekly reports that the Welsh Assembly Government's planned badger cull look set to be challenged in the courts yet again as the Badger Trust has announced that it is preparing to being legal proceedings.

A statement over the weekend by the trust’s chairman, David Williams, said that it was looking at a “return to law” over the Assembly’s bovine TB eradication culling legislation.

He said the trust, with the support of landowner members who are also part of Pembrokeshire Against the Cull, had sent a “letter before action” with a view to commencing legal proceedings in the High Court if the Welsh Assembly Government refused to revoke its Order to destroy badgers.

The formal letter sets out why it considers that the High Court should revoke the March 9 by the then

WalesRural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones.

“It is our duty to pursue all legal means to protect the badger,” says Mr Williams.

“The members of Britain’s badger groups and our generous and loyal supporters look to us to secure the welfare of the badger in line with our objectives as a charity acting in the public interest.”

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