Ministers are facing calls to let MPs vote on halting the expansion of controversial badger culling in the South West.
The Government will in February decide whether to sanction up to 40 badger culls in its most prominent attempt to curb bovine TB ravaging herds in the region.
But two "pilot" culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire have drawn criticism for failing to meet their targets.
While Labour has led the resistance, now some Conservatives want the first binding Commons vote on whether the policy should continue.
During a Westminster Hall debate in the Commons yesterday, Anne Main, Conservative MP for St Albans in Hertfordshire, said: "Bring it back before the House. The public will not understand concerns from people like myself who have moved from neutral to negative."
Huw Irranca-Davies, Labour's Shadow Farming Minister, said any further culls should "test the democratic legitimacy".
The disease led to the slaughter of 28,000 cattle last year.
Simon Hart, Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, said farmers have "been through hell", and that they were "the celebrities we should be listening" to rather than Queen guitarist Brian May.