Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a protest against the badger cull today.
The cull is aimed at stopping the spread of the TB disease to cattle but speakers from The Badger Trust at the event tomorrow say a cull is very expensive and could lead to more cases of TB being recorded.
A Government-commissioned investigation into the 2013 pilot badger culls in one part of the Midlands is said to have found they were ineffective and inhumane, according to BBC reports.
The controversial pilot culls took place in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset in an attempt to tackle the number of cases of TB in cattle, but research found the number of badgers killed fell short of targets set to limit the spread of the disease.
The aim was to kill 70% in cull areas within a six-week period, but fewer than 50% of badgers were killed in both areas during the first six weeks. Over 5% of badgers took longer than five minutes to die, failing the test for humaneness
Up to 2000 people are expected at an anti-badger cull demonstration in Birmingham today.
The event is taking place between 11am and 4pm.
A "Stop the Cull" march will start in Victoria Square and will pass through the city centre and there will also be a number of stalls and speeches.
The first badger cull in 15 years began in South West England in September, meaning that around 5,000 badgers would be shot in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Farmers say a cull reduces the spread of TB in cattle but protesters say it is "inhumane and ineffective".
The controversial badger cull in Gloucestershire is officially over.
The cull was called off at midday today - three weeks early - after an extension to the trial proved unsuccessful.
Based on the number of badgers culled so far, experts said even if they continued through to the original December 18 finish date, not enough badgers would be shot.
Natural England has released a statement giving its reasons why it has chosen to end the extended pilot badger cull in West Gloucestershire early.
Natural England has released a statement saying that it has agreed with the company undertaking the pilot badger cull in west Gloucestershire that culling operations will cease tomorrow (Saturday, 30 November).
It adds that, following discussions with the NFU, the cull company and Natural England, the licence for the extension of this year’s pilot cull will stop with effect from noon on Saturday.
The licence for the cull - which was introduced to curb the spread of TB in cattle had been extended as not enough badgers had been killed for the trial.
The Guardian is reporting that the controversial badger cull in Gloucestershire is being abandoned early.
The newspaper says marksmen have failed to kill enough animals to meet even the drastically reduced targets.