*R (on the application of Badger Trust) v Secretary of State for Environment Food And Rural Affairs

Animal – Dangerous animal. The claimant Badger Trust challenged a decision taken by the defendant Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to continue the culling of badgers by controlled shooting in two pilot areas. The claimant submitted that it had been given an expectation that the culling would be subject to consideration by an individual expert panel. The Administrative Court held that the claimant had had no legitimate expectation of the nature alleged, and dismissed the claim.

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