Britain's biggest anti-badger cull demo in Birmingham

Up to 2000 people are expected to attend one of the biggest anti-badger cull demos in Britain in Birmingham.

Biggest anti-badger cull demo heads to Birmingham

Thousands are expected to attend the anti-badger cull protest in Birmingham Credit: PA

Up to 2000 people are expected at an anti-badger cull demonstration in Birmingham today.

The event is taking place between 11am and 4pm.

A "Stop the Cull" march will start in Victoria Square and will pass through the city centre and there will also be a number of stalls and speeches.

The first badger cull in 15 years began in South West England in September, meaning that around 5,000 badgers would be shot in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Farmers say a cull reduces the spread of TB in cattle but protesters say it is "inhumane and ineffective".