Badger cull set to start in Gloucestershire
The badger cull has continued in Somerset, while shooting in Gloucestershire is expected to start next week.
This comes as more celebrities add their voices to the campaign against the cull.
About 5,000 badgers are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Supporters say the cull is necessary to tackle bovine TB, which can be spread from infected badgers, but opponents say it is inhumane and ineffective.
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The RSPCA said it was "saddened", while anti-cull protesters held a vigil as the pilot began, initially in Somerset.
It is understood the cull in Gloucestershire will start next week.
A number of celebrities have voiced their concerns about the cull including comedian Ricky Gervais who Tweeted: "Only 6 per cent of the badgers killed have TB. How tragic."
He also encouraged people to sign an online petition against the cull.