Countdown to badger cull

Badger culling can legally get underway from Saturday.

The licenced culls in two parts of the South West are aimed at trying to reduce the levels of TB in cattle.

DEFRA says about 5,000 badgers will be shot during the pilot cull period.

If it is a success, it is expected to be rolled out in other parts of the country.

But protestors say they will be out in force, to try to disrupt the cull.

Seth Conway reports:

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West Country badger cull

A cull of around 5,000 badgers can now legally get underway in Somerset and Gloucestershire as the Government tries to stop the spread of Bovine TB in cattle. If it is a success, it is expected to be rolled out in other parts of the country.