Queen rocker Brian May is celebrating after winning the latest battle in his war against Britain's badger cull.

A planned shoot set for Saturday (30Nov13) in Gloucestershire, England has been cancelled thanks in part to the efforts of campaigners like the guitarist, who has fought the U.K. government's plans to kill badgers in a bid to reduce tuberculosis in cattle.

The cull ended last month (Oct13), but an extension was added to help officials reach their target.

May tells Britain's The Mirror newspaper, "The extension should never have been allowed. We mourn the badger lives lost and give thanks for those still with us.

"Now this shameful badger cull shambles can be seen, it must be time to get on with the only strategy which can succeed in eradication of bovine Tb - vaccination of badgers and other wildlife, and prioritisation of work to licence the vaccine for cattle."

May led a march through London to protest the cull this past summer (13) and recorded protest song Save The Badger Badger Badger.