Within the roaming heart of EnglandThey depart from the green, green fields
Genocide calls their name in the hedgerow
The massacre of the badger has begun
BBC - A badger cull in Gloucestershire is believed to have begun - a week after the first stage of the government pilot started in Somerset.
About 5,000 badgers are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in a bid to curb bovine TB. Anti-cull protesters have vowed to disrupt the shootings. More than 100 campaigners gathered in Gloucestershire, with observers monitoring the cull zone for signs of shooting.