The animal rescue centre Secret World in Highbridge, Somerset, says a post mortem on a dead badger (pictured) proves the animals are suffering painful deaths as part of the badger cull. It the first photo released of a culled badger.
They say that the position of the badger's organs outside its body - which is too graphic to publish - and the fact it was found away from its sett, show that it did not die instantaneously, but ran away mortally wounded.
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A partial solar eclipse can pose more risk to eyesight than a full one, scientists have warned.
The power went out at around 12pm and reports suggest that up to 8,000 homes were affected.
The USA will have a total eclipse but the South West will be able to see part of the sun covered by the moon.