MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris is calling for a new approach to badger culling after meeting with former Queen guitarist and animal rights activist Brian May.
Mr Morris is due to lead a debate in Westminster Hall today, Thursday, calling for the vaccination of badgers, rather than their destruction.
Mr Morris is currently working with a group of animal rights activists called Team Badger and has met with their spokesman, Brian May.
Team Badger is offering to fund a vaccination programme and will be recruiting volunteers to administer the vaccine.
Mr Morris hopes that DEFRA will adopt this approach.
He said: “I will be asking DEFRA to consider Team Badger’s proposal of the community vaccinating badgers.
“This is a more humane and less expensive alternative to the cull and I will be keen to hear the Minister’s thoughts during the debate.”