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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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MPs are debating the culling of badgers today

MPs are debating the culling of badgers today. Credit: ITV West

MPs in the House of Commons are debating the culling of badgers to prevent the spread of TB.

On Tuesday plans for a cull in West Somerset and Gloucestershire were postponed until next summer following widespread protests.

Many farmers are in favour of a cull because they say badgers spread TB to their cattle.

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