The weather may be getting warmer, but it seems the rise in temperatures has come too late for some of our wildlife. Animal rescue experts say the extended cold spell has had a devastating impact on many creatures which have perished in the cold.
MPs in the House of Commons are debating the culling of badgers to prevent the spread of TB. On Tuesday plans for a cull in West Somerset were postponed until next summer following widespread protests. Many farmers are in favour of a cull because they say badgers spread TB to their cattle.
Protesters hoping to stop the badger cull have been lobbying MPs ahead of tomorrow's debate in the House of Commons.
Earlier this week, the Government announced that the two pilot culls, one of which is in West Somerset, are being delayed until next summer. The demonstrators hope they will be called off altogether following the debate.
Badger cull delay: the wildlife campaigners' response
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.