Government says results show badger culling reduces spread of disease

The Government says it is proven badger culling reduces spread of TB to cattle Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Animal activists protested in Nottingham today against the badger cull proposed by the government for this autumn.

The cull of badgers is an attempt to reduce the spread of Bovine TB, which is a major problem for UK farmers.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) released this statement following today's protests: