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Divided public on badger cull

Public opinion is divided over the controversial badger cull, with about a third opposing the policy and almost as many backing it, a new poll shows.

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Farmers: TB brings 'physical and emotional' pressure

Thousands of farming families living with the constant threat of TB are in favour of the Government's controversial badger cull, despite the division of the general public.

My life to some extent is planned around TB tests.

I've ended up managing my business because of TB, managing it in a risk averse way because you know you've got TB or you're not far away from having TB.

– Gloucestershire dairy farmer Rob Harrison, 36

It's partly financial, but also we've got quite fond of these cows and know how to handle them, and they know us, so there's an emotional pressure.

Also it's quite a physical pressure, we've got to bring cows in for testing that would rather be out at grass, we've got to chase them round the field and then they're stressed out, and the calves are all mixed in and it gets quite dangerous for them and us.

– Angela Sargent, a beef farmer from Derbyshire

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