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Badger Cull

Campaigners fighting to stop the badgers culls in Somerset say they've had a "constructive" meeting with the Environment Secretary, Liz Truss.

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Badger cull could be extended under Conservative government

Badger culling could be extended Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Badger culling could be extended to more areas where TB is rife in cattle if the Conservatives win the general election.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss made the announcement at the NFU annual conference, saying the party will continue with its 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease, which includes rolling-out the cull.

Campaigners have reacted angrily, calling it a cruel and ineffective strategy in combating the disease.

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