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Badger culling resumes for second year

A second year of badger culling has begun in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset in a bid to tackle bovine TB.

Last year, 1,800 badgers were killed in the pilot areas of west Gloucestershire and west Somerset. Just under 1,000 are due to be killed this year.

The government insists that culling is necessary but protesters argue shooting is not "effective or humane".

John Maguire reports.

  • 09 Sep 2014
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