Badger cull debate is under way

MPs are debating a motion to end the badger culls, which took place in Somerset and Gloucestershire, after a report said they had failed to meet their targets or kill badgers humanely.

The result of the vote is expected just after 5 o'clock.

Animal rights groups from the South West demonstrated against the culls in Westminster ahead of the debate. The government says other options to combat the spread of TB in cattle, including vaccinating animals, are not practical. We spoke to Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy

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Dorset could be in the next wave of badger culls

An announcement's expected later this week that an area of Dorset could be included in the next wave of badger culls.