Badger cull on hold in Wales as Government awaits an independent review

The Welsh Government announced earlier this week that plans for a controversial cull of badgers in north Pembrokeshire would be put on hold whilst Ministers await the outcome of a science review. Professor John Harries, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Welsh Government, will appoint scientists to an independent panel to consider the scientific evidence for a badger cull. The report of the panel is expected in the autumn.

More on this story from the BBC website ‘No cull of badgers in Wales during scientific review‘ (21st June).