On the day that the badger cull is expected to get under way, the Environment Minister David Heath has justified the reasons for the controversial action.
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak programme, Mr Heath, the MP for Somerton & Frome said he understands the protestors' concerns, but insists he wants to see both healthy badgers and healthy cattle in the future.
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