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Badger Cull Delay

The Government has announced that the badger cull, which was due to start in part of West Somerset shortly had been postponed to next summer

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MPs debate the badger cull

The badger cull was planned to try to stop the spread of TB in cattle Credit: ITV Westcountry

A debate about badger culling will be held in the House of Commons today, following widespread protests.

Plans for a trial badger cull in West Somerset have now been postponed to next summer. Many farmers are in favour of a cull because they say badgers spread TB to their cattle.

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