The Badger Trust faces further legal costs as it has been given permission to appeal last month's High Court ruling in favour of the government’s decision to carry out a cull of badgers.
The case should come before the Court of Appeal by the end of September. The Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) seeks to cull badgers in an attempt to tackle bovine tuberculosis.
Due to the costs of the ongoing court case the Badger Trust has launched a fundraising appeal, David Williams chairman of the Trust said: “This action will impose substantial further costs on Badger Trust.”
Earlier this year a spokesman told civilsociety.co.uk that the legal case had so far cost the charity, whose income in 2011 was £120,000, “at least £100,000” in legal fees.
A judicial review of Defra’s decision authorising Natural England to issue licenses to cull badgers, which had been brought by the Badger Trust, found in favour of the government.