Jimmy Pierce from the Vegan Society told ITV News today that the badger cull is 'ineffective, inhumane and entirely unnecessary.'
The Vegan Society are asking people to cut out dairy from their diet to remove the demand for cows milk and stop the need for badger culling.
Hundred of protesters gathered in Birmingham city centre today to protest against planned badger culls.
The protesters gathered in Centenary Square, outside the annual conference of the National Farmers' Union (NFU). The NFU says badger culling is necessary to stop the spread of disease in dairy cows, but the protesters disagree.
They want the government to put a stop to badger culling altogether.
Police in Derbyshire believe that someone may have shot wild swans with a gas canister before going on to pluck the feathers from the carcasses.
They've received several reports of dead swans in the Attenborough Gravel Pits area.
Swans are protected by law and it's an offence to intentionally injure, take or kill a wild swan.
Police are asking the public to report any suspicious behaviour.
”It potentially looks as if they had been shot by a gas canister and it is clear from the carcasses that the feathers had been plucked."
PCSO Paul Boss, Long Eaton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team.
The People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) will reintroduce the hazel dormouse to Nottinghamshire today.
The range and population of the dormouse has diminished significantly over the past 100 years and the species is now vulnerable to extinction.
As part of the charity's national conservation programme, 40 captive-bred dormice will be released into the wild at a woodland in Nottinghamshire.