Media playback is unsupported on your device

Badger cull 'necessary', says National Farmers Union

27 August 2013 Last updated at 11:05 BST

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) says the pilot badger cull project in England is a "very carefully thought-out policy."

NFU President Peter Kendall says the cull is necessary to prevent the spread of tuberculosis to cattle, adding that 38,000 infected cattle had to be killed last year.

He pointed to projects in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland as examples of good practice.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.