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'Boxy the bull' is granted reprieve from slaughter

A bull sentenced to slaughter after testing positive for bovine TB has won a reprieve after its South Yorkshire owners took its case to the High Court.

Ken Jackson, of Forlorn Hope Farm, Walden Stubbs, disputes the validity of a TB test that condemned Boxy the bull.

Defra ordered the bull to be slaughtered after a positive blood sample was taken last April.

Mr Justice McCombe quashed the slaughter notice and said Defra made "a mountain out of a farm molehill".

  • 14 Apr 2011
  • From the section UK