MPs from across the region joined in the Badger cull debate in Parliament today.
Labour claims that shooting badgers to control TB in cattle is ineffective and have put down a motion calling for it to be stopped.
The cull became legal in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire at the weekend.
An online petition against the cull of badgers which was started by Queen guitarist Brian May has secured more than 250,000 signatures.
Two trials of badger culling can legally get underway on Saturday 1 June.
More than 1,700 people have taken part in a survey to find out peoples' views on the badget cull