'Sacred' Bullock Shambo is Saved

July 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


The "sacred" bullock due to be slaughtered after it tested positive for TB, has been saved after a High Court judge quashed a government order.

Monks from the multi-faith Skanda Vale community in Carmarthenshire appealed against an assembly government ruling that the animal must be put down.

Their lawyers argued it would breach the Human Rights Convention.

The Welsh Assembly Government has now lodged an appeal, but will have to pay the costs of the hearing.