Dear Editor

In north Pembrokeshire, the Welsh Assembly Government’s contractors are polishing their traps and guns, ready to cull badgers.

But what a difference a few miles make. In the south of the county a gentleman is find £3,000 for trapping and killing one badger, a member of a protected species, because “not to prosecute would have diminished legislation protecting badgers”.

You couldn’t make it up, could you?

Does this legal precedent mean that every dead badger will now cost the Welsh Assembly Government £3,000? If not, why not?

Fred Nicholls
White Berries,
Long Street,