Indyplus video: National Farmers' Union begins mass killing in Gloucestershire and Somerset to tackle TB


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The first badger control operations have begun in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset, the National Farmers' Union (NFU) has announced.


Five thousand badgers are expected to be culled in a controlled shooting in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset over the next six weeks as part of two pilot schemes aimed at preventing the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB).


Watch Environment Secretary Owen Paterson defend the controversial badger cull programme in the video below: