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Badger cull protest in Plymouth

Hundreds of people turned out in Plymouth earlier to protest against the government's badger culling programme.

The rally was organised by the Devon Badger Group who insist killing badgers won't help farmers in the battle against Bovine TB.

The government says the culling strategy to fight TB in cattle is working.


Somerset landowners overturn badger cull decision

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A group of landowners in West Somerset has successfully overturned a decision to allow badger culling closer to their property.

They have been vaccinating badgers on their land as an alternative to the cull.

Natural England was proposing to remove the buffer zone between them and the culling area, but has now backed down in the face of legal action.

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