The Welsh Assembly Government has now rejected a legal challenge (click here for more details) to cull thousands badgers in parts of South West Wales. The cull area would cover north Pembrokeshire, and a small part of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire over the next five years as part of their “plan” to eradicate bovine TB. This despite all the evidence from previous culls that badgers do not contribute to the spread of the disease.
The five year slaughter, costing millions to the tax payer, is nothing more than a sop to the dairy farming industry which refuses to accept that its own bad practices and poor husbandry are causing the spread of the disease and is looking for a scapegoat.
If this cull is deemed a success it may well be rolled out to the rest of the UK so it is important we act now to stop the wholesale slaughter of this harmless, native animal.
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