The Telegraph

Campaigners have lost the latest round of their legal battle over the culling of badgers.

They accused the Government at the Court of Appeal of acting unlawfully by allowing the latest badger culls to go ahead without an independent expert panel (IEP) to monitor whether or not the animals are being killed in a humane way.

The Badger Trust asked three judges at a recent hearing in London to rule that there was a “legitimate expectation” that an IEP would be put in place.

But Lord Justice Davis, Lord Justice Christopher Clarke and Lord Justice Bean dismissed their case.

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