Plans for a cull of badgers in parts of mid and west Wales to help tackle TB in cattle have been approved by assembly members. Assembly government proposals to introduce a similar scheme last year were defeated in the High Court by the Badger Trust.
Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones said she had decided to push ahead after fully considering the evidence.
Queen guitarist and animal rights campaigner Brian May said:
“This is a pointless piece of lunacy and it baffles me that the legal experts in this country can come down against Elin Jones on three separate counts and she can still go ahead just months later”.