Badgers win a reprieve from judges

THE controversial order to cull badgers in Wales was quashed by the Court of Appeal today.

The Badger Trust appealed after a High Court judge upheld the Welsh Assembly Government’s plans to trap and shoot badgers in west Wales.

It was among measures, including stricter controls on cattle, intended to eradicate bovine tuberculosis from north Pembrokeshire and neighbouring parts of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Lord Justice Pill said the Welsh Assembly was wrong to make an order for the whole of Wales when it consulted on the basis of a Intensive Action Pilot Area which only supported a cull on evidence within the IAPA.