Badger Cull Delay

The Government has announced that the badger cull, which was due to start in part of West Somerset shortly had been postponed to next summer

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Commons debate on the badger cull

The badger cull is being introduced to try to stop the spread of TB in cattle Credit: ITV West

A debate about badger culling will be held in the House of Commons today, following widespread protests.

Plans for trial badger culls in Gloucestershire and West Somerset have now been postponed to next summer. Many farmers are in favour of a cull because they say badgers spread TB to their cattle.

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