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Badger cull to continue despite appeal, says minister

9 June 2010 - BBC News

The Welsh rural affairs minister says she is determined to continue with a cull of badgers in Pembrokeshire. The Badger Trust has been told it can appeal against the outcome of a judicial review that backed the Welsh Assembly Government's plans. But Elin Jones (elin.jones@wales.gov.uk) told AMs that the badger killing would continue until a judge told the assembly government otherwise. The Badger Trust said the planned cull should be suspended pending the appeal on 30 June.

During a question session in the Senedd, Jones answered a number of questions about the cull, which aims to stop the spread of TB from badgers to cattle. Labour AM Joyce Watson asked whether the Badger Trust's appeal against the judicial review that backed the government's plans would affect the strategy. The minister said the work would continue until a judge told them otherwise.

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