CLA attacks Welsh Government decision not to allow badger cull

08 October 2013

The CLA today (11 March) welcomed the decision by the Welsh Assembly to go ahead with a badger cull to eliminate bovine TB in Wales.

CLA President William Worsley said:  "In Wales, as in other parts of the UK, bovine TB is a huge problem. It is obvious that fighting bovine TB without a badger cull is a failed and unsustainable policy, which has lead to a catastrophic increase in the disease.

 "I have no doubt that this essential culling will be carried out in a professional way and with significant amounts of monitoring to make sure all conservation and welfare concerns are addressed."