Badgers given TB vaccination in Shropshire and Cheshire
Badgers have started to be vaccinated as part of a scheme to cut the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among cattle in north Shropshire and south Cheshire.
Shropshire and Cheshire wildlife trusts are leading the five-year project in response to a badger cull trial in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
The government has said bovine TB had cost UK farms about £100m in 2010 alone.
Shropshire Wildlife Trust said its vaccination scheme was intended to show there was an alternative to culling.