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Chatter box The High Court has rejected a government decision to continue this year's badger culls without independent insight.

Earlier this year, the Badger Trust was granted permission to challenge the legality of this year's badger culls, on the grounds that they would not be assessed by an independent panel.

However, despite the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) finding that the first year of pilot culls failed, the Secretary of State has decided to continue the culls without independent oversight.

The Trust is now considering its options in respect of an appeal against the court's decision. Chatter box

Dogs for the Disabled awarded Assured Breeder status

Dogs for the Disabled has been awarded Assured Breeder status after successfully passing the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder assessment.

Dogs for the Disabled's CEO, Peter Gorbing, said: "We're very pleased to have joined the Kennel Club's Assured Breeder Scheme which demonstrates to professionals and breeders in the dog world that our breeding programme meets the highest standards in welfare and our commitment to breeding the best puppies to become working assistance dogs."

The Kennel Club's Assured Breeder scheme is the only scheme in the UK that monitors breeders in order to protect the welfare of puppies and breeding bitches. It promotes good breeding practice, with set requirements that Assured Breeders must agree to follow, which encourages the breeding of healthy, happy puppies.

Members of the scheme are visited and inspected by the Kennel Club once every three years to ensure that they are complying with the scheme's high standards.

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