[Image: Rex Features.]

[Image: Rex Features.]

It seems DEFRA said it was ‘in the public interest’ not to tell the public whether the slaughter has been worth the cost.

Is that the public interest, or the government’s interest?

The Government has blocked the release of a report into whether its badger cull is a waste of money.

The major analysis, held by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, is being kept from the public despite requests for its release under transparency rules.

The Badger Trust, an animal welfare charity, asked the department to disclose the Department’s cost benefit analysis of cull pilots undertaken in 2013 and 2014.

The analysis would show whether officials thought the policy was actually worth the money spent on it.

The Department however refused, arguing that it was “in the public interest” not to release the information to the public.

Source: Government refuses to release report into whether badger cull is a waste of money | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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