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Anti-badger cull campaigners lose their legal challenge

Opponents of the badger culls have lost their latest legal challenge. The Badger Trust were appealing against an earlier ruling that culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire could go ahead without independent monitors.

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Brian May supports campaign against badger cull

Music legend Brian May says the fight against culling badgers will continue despite the defeat in the courts. The Queen star was speaking at a rally in Bristol to launch a new national campaign called Stop the Cull.

Brian May supports campaign against badger cull Credit: ITV West

The campaign is a united response by leading animal welfare charities opposed to the proposed badger cull, which is due to take place in Somerset and Gloucestershire later this month.

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