Council votes to ask Government to find 'more humane solution' to badger cull.
Taunton Deane Borough Council is to call on the Government to find a more humane solution to the problem of bovine TB.
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition opposing the cull of badgers planned for Gloucestershire and West Somerset.
Posters warning residents to stay indoors during a badger cull because of the dangers of stray bullets have been branded as scaremongering.
They've been put up in villages near where a pilot badger cull will take place in Gloucestershire.
They warn people to keep their children and pets indoors when the cull starts.
Ken Goodwin reports:
Protesters are beginning a campaign of direct action against the government's planned cull of badgers in Gloucestershire, which is due to take place in the autumn.
Today campaigners have been mapping and plotting out setts across the county.
Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin spent the day with some of them:
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.
Just been chatting to rock legend Brian May. See the interview @itvwestcountry at earlier time of 4pm