Protesters hold vigil ahead of planned badger cull

Campaigners against the cull of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire have said they are gearing up to protest against the "inhumane" measure.

Somerset Badger Patrol organised a candlelit vigil event in Minehead, Somerset against the planned cull.

A protester in Minehead during a candlelight vigil event organized by Somerset Badger Patrol Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
Protesters march through Minehead during a candlelight vigil event organized by Somerset Badger Patrol. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
A protester in Minehead during a candlelight vigil event Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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May leads anti-badger cull walk

Queen guitarist Brian May has joined dozens of anti-badger cull protesters on a night walk through one of the controversial pilot areas. The culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset aims to tackle tuberculosis in cattle by killing 5,000 badgers.