Devon MP asks for cull to be extended

A Devon MP has called for the badger cull to be extended to his area.

Gary Streeter, MP for South West Devon, made the request following the extension of the cull to Dorset last week.

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Badger cull restarts across the South West

The government says Bovine TB costs taxpayers £100m each year Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The government has announced that the Badger cull has officially restarted across Somerset - as well as in a new area in Dorset.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says Bovine TB costs taxpayers £100m each year and is a significant threat to the future of our beef and dairy industries.

But protesters argue that the culls are ineffective.

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