An animal welfare charity - founded by Queen guitarist Brian May - has threatened legal action if the badger cull goes ahead for a third year.
Lawyers from the 'Save Me Trust' have written to Natural England warning that if they continue with the scheme in Somerset, or activate any new licences, they will be taken to the High Court.
Brian May, Queen guitarist, astrophysicist, badger cull activist, has been on the campaign trail in the West. But he's for people, not politics.
The 67-year-old rock legend has been trying to convince people to use their vote - but in a way that he says would makes democracy work for us all. His Common Decency campaign says voting should be about individual politicians, rather than party politics.
He popped into the studio yesterday to explain how it works...
Guitarist Brian May will be in Gloucestershire today to talk to fellow protesters against the badger culls.
It follows the start of his latest campaign, called Common Decency. It aims to encourage more people to vote and urges politicians to abide by certain principles including a commitment to animal welfare.
Queen guitarist Brian May talks to our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme at Camp Badger in Williton, Somerset.
One of leading opponents of the badger cull is in Somerset today.
Brian May has campaigned extensively against the cull and he'll be visiting Camp Badger, which has been set up by anti-cull protestors near Williton in Somerset. West Somerset is one of the locations for the cull.
Brian May is visiting Gloucestershire today to protest against the pilot badger culls.
The Queen guitarist - who has long spoken out against the culls - will also travel to Somerset tomorrow to meet with protesters there.
The singer Brian May, one of the leading opponents of the badger cull, is due to meet protesters in Gloucestershire later.
The trial cull, aimed at controlling the spread of TB in cattle, is underway in Somerset and is widely believed to have started in West Gloucestershire. Mr May will also meet people living near the cull zone to discuss their views on the operation.
Talking to us before his Team Badger meeting, Brian May said the alternative and real "Holy Grail" to getting over the problem of TB is to vaccinate cows.
The Queen guitarist Brian May will address a public meeting in Taunton tonight about the planned badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset. The cull - an attempt to stop badgers passing TB to cattle - is due to start in two months' time.
Brian May has been one of the cull's most prominent opponents. He has created an e-petition urging the government to abandon it.
TeamBadger is holding a protest in Taunton town centre today. Its members are campaigning against the hugely controversial badger cull planned in Somerset and Gloucestershire this summer - an attempt to stop badgers passing TB to cattle.
The protestors will be handing out leaflets and encouraging the public to sign a government petition against the cull, created by the Queen guitarist Brian May.