Our reporter Bob Cruwys, spoke to Farming Minister David Heath at the Royal Bath and West Show. Mr Heath said the government is ready for the cull to start
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