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The NFU has won a wide-ranging injunction against activists opposed to the pilot badger culls which are about to take place in Somerset and Gloucestershire. Around 5000 badgers are expected to be shot in an attempt to control bovine TB. The ruling means activists will not be allowed to protest within 100m of the homes, and within 25m of the businesses, of anyone involved in the cull.
It also outlaws excessive noise, bans the use of more than one megaphone during protests and flashing lights which could disturb badgers. It limits photography and filming; and prohibits the use of remote control devices.
The injunction does not outlaw peaceful protest and the Badger Trust says that's a victory for common sense. However one of the activists named in the injunction, Jay Tiernan, spokesman for Stop The Cull, says the legal action will make no difference.
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