Government refuses to release report into whether badger cull is waste of money

[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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4 Thoughts to “Government refuses to release report into whether badger cull is waste of money”

  1. NMac

    The “public” interest now means “politicians face-saving” interest and protection from public wrath.interest.

  2. Jeffery Davies

    Bloody hell they are all at it badger cull disabled sick and mentaly ill cull how far are these devils to go getting away with their actions mmm better keep quiet or cripes whose that knocking my door jeff3

  3. Mr.Angry

    This shower don’t respect anything that does not increase their shares or bank balance.

    They are immoral beyond belief.

  4. Of course they won’t release a report which doesn’t flatter them. There can’t be many people who believe the cull was either necessary or successful. It was a cruel and unnecessary use of public funds. Every day is a good day to bury bad news for this government. Are you listening, too, IDS?

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