THE Morecambe & Lunesdale MP David Morris is due to lead a Westminster Hall debate later today calling for the vaccination of badgers.

Mr Morris is currently working with a group of animal rights activists called 'Team Badger' and has met with their spokesman Dr Brian May CBE, the former Queen guitarist.

Team Badger is offering to fund a vaccination programme and will be recruiting volunteers to administer it.

They say it will offer a cheaper and more humane alternative to the cull and Mr Morris hopes that DEFRA will adopt the approach.

Speaking from Westminster, Mr Morris said: “I will be asking DEFRA to consider Team Badger’s proposal of the community vaccinating badgers.

“This is a more human and less expensive alternative to the cull and I will be keen to hear the Minister’s thoughts during the debate.”