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Badger Cull Protest

Animal rights campaigners are making a desperate bid to stop the pilot culls of badgers in West Somerset and Gloucestershire due to start soon

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No U-turn on badger cull trial

Badgers are due to be culled in areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire Credit: ITV Westcountry

DEFRA has announced that the trial cull of badgers to try to stop the spread of TB in cattle will go ahead, despite speculation of a postponement

The pilot was due to start in parts of West Somerset and Gloucestershire this month but has received widespread opposition.

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