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May leads anti-badger cull walk

Queen guitarist Brian May has joined dozens of anti-badger cull protesters on a night walk through one of the controversial pilot areas. The culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset aims to tackle tuberculosis in cattle by killing 5,000 badgers.

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Protesters aiming to disrupt second badger cull pilot

Anti-cull protesters at an event organised by Somerset Badger Patrol Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Anti-cull protesters are on alert as a second badger cull pilot begins tonight in Gloucestershire.

Some 5,000 badgers are expected to be killed in controlled shootings by trained marksmen over six weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Protesters are trying to disrupt the cull but the precise locations have not been announced, leading to a game of cat and mouse between protesters and marksmen.

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