Farmers Union of Wales call for badger cull licences.

The Farmers Union of Wales has called for badger culling licences to be issued to cattle produces to help stem the spread of bovine TB.  The call has followed the court of appeal decision to block the progress of the Wales TB Eradication Order 2009 which included legislation for a limited badger cull. 

The FUW president, Gareth Vaughan, acknowedged that the assembly government had pledged to press on with its eradication plan but he said that farmers need action on TB now.  Speaking at the Royal Welsh Show, he said "we need the assembly government to act immediately and the best way forward is ith the legal cull of badgers carried out under licence".  He said that he feared a cull may be some time away and that it is too long for an industry which is suffering terrible hardship.

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