Setback on Badgers

Yesterday evening we heard that we have been refused permission for judicial review of Natural England’s licensing of Badger shooting. This is a grave disappointment.

The Hon Mr Justice Johnson said:

We will, of course, need to discuss this with our legal team and consider whether to appeal this judgment.

This setback on legal grounds does not in any way affect our view that Badger shooting is inhumane and that Natural England is not taking full account of the animal welfare aspects of Badger culling. We submitted a petition in the Westminster government petition system calling for an end to shooting of Badgers almost four weeks ago and we are waiting for it to emerge…