Court battle over badger culling in England

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Campaigners are challenging a judge's decision to allow the killing of badgers to stop the spread of disease.

The government says that culling the animals will help combat cattle tuberculosis, which costs more than £100m a year.

Back in July a judge ruled that badgers in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset could be killed to stop them spreading disease to other animals.

But animal charity, the Badger Trust, say that shooting the animals won't stop cows getting infected.

The say that other methods should be used instead, like vaccinating the animals against the disease.

Watch Leah's report to find out more.