Badger Cull Debate

A protest is being organised by Nottingham animal rights activists against the proposed badger cull. Farmers and campaigners say it'll tackle disease in cattle - those against say it's unscientific and unethical.

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Badger cull, full report

Animal rights activists from across the Midlands have been campaigning against plans to introduce a badger cull.

Farmers say the animals spread Bovine TB to cattle, and they're losing hundreds of thousands of pounds each year because they're having to slaughter their herds.

The government wants to run a trial cull, which would allow farmers to shoot up to 70 per cent of the badgers in certain areas.

Supporters claim it's vital to help prevent the spread of the disease. But campaigners say it won't work and it's unethical.

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