Badger cull plans cause controversy


The government is expected to announce on Tuesday that it will back a widespread cull of badgers in south-west England.

The coalition has always said it was "minded" to introduce culling in England to help fight bovine TB.

But campaign organisations remain opposed to a cull and are likely to challenge it in court.

Peter Kendall, president of the National Farmers Union, and Jack Reedy, from the Badger Trust, debated the controversial plans on BBC Breakfast.

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