More than 30 leading animal disease experts have urged the Government to reconsider culling badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire. In a letter to the Observer newspaper they say the pilot culls risk increasing the spread of TB in cattle rather than reducing it.
Supporters of the cull say killing the animals is the best way to tackle the disease in the absence of effective vaccines.
Council votes to ask Government to find 'more humane solution' to badger cull.
Taunton Deane Borough Council is to call on the Government to find a more humane solution to the problem of bovine TB.
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition opposing the cull of badgers planned for Gloucestershire and West Somerset.