We heard yesterday evening that we have been refused permission for judicial review of Natural England's licensing of free shooting of Badgers. That is very disappointing news with which to start a bank holiday weekend. For a few more details see our blog - click here.
We've not had the chance to consult with our lawyers but we will be considering whether or not to appeal.
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 parliament petition system calling for an end to shooting of Badgers almost four weeks ago and we are waiting for it to emerge...
In other news: our joint e-action with RSPB and Hen Harrier Action, which closes at midnight on Monday, is very close to 100,000 participants. Click here if you would like to add your name and ask your elected politician to take action.
Wild Justice (Directors: Mark Avery, Chris Packham and Ruth Tingay).
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