United Kingdom: Badger cull ‘not legal or scientific’, high court will hear

Guardian: The bitter battle over the government's plan to kill thousands of badgers reaches the high court on Monday, when the Badger Trust will tell a judicial review that the action is neither legal nor scientifically justified. Caroline Spelman, the secretary of state for environment, believes the cull is necessary to curb the rising number of tuberculosis infections in cattle, which led farmers to slaughter 25,000 animals in 2010 alone. Cull opponents are also attacking the "undue influence" of the......

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