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Badger Cull Challenge Fails

The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge against a High Court ruling upholding Government proposals for a pilot badger cull in West Somerset.

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Brian May 'not daunted' by badger cull decision

A national campaign called Stop the Cull was launched today in a bid to stop a proposed badger cull. The rally went ahead despite The Badger Trust losing its High Court challenge against a planned cull in Gloucestershire and West Somerset.

What you've heard is that the judicial review failed. It isn't totally unexpected. What you've got to remember is that judges do not review the scientific evidence, they do not review the ethical considerations. All they do is look at the technicalities. The issue was did the Government break any procedural rules? It was a good thing to try and I am not actually very much daunted by the fact it failed.

– Brian May

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