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Anti-Badger Cull Protest

Animal rights campaigners are making a desperate bid to stop the pilot culls of badgers in West Somerset and Gloucestershire due to start soon

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Farmers Union welcomes Commons debate on badgers

The National Farmers Union has welcomed the news that there's to be a full Commons debate next week on the badger cull - even though it's come about as a result of pressure from opponents.

The cull is due to start shortly in Somerset and Gloucestershire as part of efforts to control the spread of TB in cattle. Opposition to it has been mounting. Meanwhile a group of vets has said it would result in widespread suffering for badgers. Ken Goodwin reports from a farm in Gloucestershire.

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