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Badger cull extension

A pilot badger cull in west Somerset could be extended by up to three weeks after less animals were killed than had been planned. The aim was more than two-thousand but only 850 were shot - just 40 percent of the initial target.

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Brian May: Badger cull is 'morally wrong'

Musician and wildlife campaigner Brian May says the badger cull is morally wrong following calls for the trial to be extended.

It's estimated 850 badgers have been killed - far short of the target of more than 2000. Defra and Natural England say extending the cull will maximise disease control benefits.

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