Protester: Badger cull 'unscientific, unethical and illegal'

A protester has told ITV's Daybreak that the badger cull is "unscientific, unethical and illegal" after the six-week pilot scheme began last night.

A number of protesters have vowed to remain in "Camp Badger" in west Somerset for the duration of the cull.

Several animals were believed to have been killed in the area last night, leaving the protester "sickened" and "devastated".

Read: First badger cull in 15 years begins in the south west

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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.