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Badger cull protest in Plymouth

Hundreds of people turned out in Plymouth earlier to protest against the government's badger culling programme.

The rally was organised by the Devon Badger Group who insist killing badgers won't help farmers in the battle against Bovine TB.

The government says the culling strategy to fight TB in cattle is working.


Somerset landowners overturn badger cull decision

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A group of landowners in West Somerset has successfully overturned a decision to allow badger culling closer to their property.

They have been vaccinating badgers on their land as an alternative to the cull.

Natural England was proposing to remove the buffer zone between them and the culling area, but has now backed down in the face of legal action.


Devon MP calls for badger cull to be extended

A Devon MP has called for the badger cull to be extended to his area.

Gary Streeter, MP for South West Devon, made the request following the extension of the cull to Dorset last week.

Here's Farming Minister George Eustice's response

Brian May: 'The cull doesn't work'

Queen guitarist Brian May at the mock funeral procession at Westminster. Credit: ITV News West Country

Campaigners against the badger cull say they're preparing a fresh legal challenge.

It came as rock star Brian May led a mock funeral procession at Westminster in memory of badgers already killed in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

The cull, which the government says is backed by leading vets, was recently extended to Dorset but Dr May said he was seeking a judicial review:

Queen guitarist Brian May to lead badger cull march

Queen guitarist Brian May on a Wounded Badger Patrol in 2013. Credit: PA

Brian May will lead a march to oppose the planned Government badger cull later.

MPs will join the Queen guitarist at the event in London, which has been organised by Team Badger - a collective group of animal welfare charities.

Almost 2300 badgers were killed in the last cull, between 2013 to 2014.

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