Badger cull protesters out on patrol overnight

An area in West Somerset which was patrolled last night. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys

Anti-cull campaigners have been out on patrol overnight in West Somerset, trying to disrupt the badger cull. The Somerset Badger Patrol had at least three groups out, coordinated on social media websites, walking along public footpaths beside farmland.

Marksmen have begun the cull of badgers in two trial zones to try to control the spread of TB in cattle.

Members of the Somerset Badger Patrol last night. Credit: ITV News/Bob Cruwys

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