Queen guitarist, Brian May is expected to join wildlife experts in Westminster today (12 July) to urge the government to abandon the next stage of the badger cull.
The scheme was trialled in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset as part of efforts to fight TB in cattle and is due to resume in the Autumn.
Natural England is currently considering licences across nine counties of England:
The existing culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset are due to enter the final year of a four-year licence; the cull in Dorset will enter the second year of a four-year licence.
In the meeting, opponents are due to unveil a gallery of photographs of celebrities who oppose the rollout.