The government has said a budger cull will help combat the spread of bovine tuberculosis
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Badger culls likely to go ahead in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset

12 July 2012 Last updated at 15:52 BST

A High Court challenge to a proposed cull of badgers in the West Country has been rejected.

A judge has ruled the pilot schemes in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset can go ahead.

The government has said it will help combat bovine tuberculosis, which costs the UK £100m per year.

The Badger Trust believes a cull would be unscientific.