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.

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South West badger cull campaigners in Westminster

The government says vaccinating animals against bovine TB is not practical. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Animal rights groups from the south west are expected to demonstrate in Westminster later as MPs prepare to vote on the badger cull.

They will be debating a motion to end the culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire after a report said they had failed to meet their targets or kill badgers humanely.

The government says other options including vaccinating animals are not practical.

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