Anti-badger cull campaigners have always claimed the cull was unnecessary and unscientific. David Woodland was with staff at Secret World Animal Sanctuary in Somerset when they heard today's announcement.
Two pilot badger culls in the south west of England to tackle tuberculosis in cattle are to be delayed until next summer, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said today.
An MP has warned celebrities who've protested against the badger cull in West Somerset and Gloucestershire to be aware of the possible impact on the farming community.
Totnes Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston says support from famous people could lead to attacks on farmers. The musician Brian May is one of those fighting the trial badger cull which is due to start this autumn.
The legendary Queen guitarist, Brian May, has been in the region. He was speaking at a public meeting about plans for a badger cull. Naomi Lloyd met him to talk about his campaign against the cull and plans for touring again.