Ministers expected to back badger cull in parts of England
19 July 2011 Last updated at 08:21 BST
Farmers may be allowed to cull badgers in parts of England, to try to control the spread of bovine TB.
Ministers are expected to announce their backing for a limited badger cull but they are likely to face a legal challenge from animal rights campaigners.
A similar badger cull was approved in Wales but the decision was overturned in the High Court.
Jeremy Cooke reports.