Posted in music on September 20, 2012

Brian May Badgers

"Queen star Brian May has launched a new campaign against cattle farmers in a bid to save badgers from an "indefensible" cull.

Government officials are allowing farmers in West Gloucestershire to shoot badgers in a bid to slow the spread of bovine tuberculosis, which can kill off herds of cows.

Rocker-turned-animal rights activist May has teamed up with bosses at animal welfare charity RSPCA for the Save the Badger drive, in the hope of stopping the mass slaughter.

The guitarist claims the cull will make bovine TB rates worse as sick badgers will travel to other areas, thereby spreading infection even further.

He is urging fans to sign a petition and boycott dairy products made in the areas where badgers are being killed, insisting, "I would certainly not drink milk that comes at a price of badgers being slaughtered."

May adds, "This is a horrific proposal, truly horrific. Badgers have just as much right to live in this country as we do. They mind their own business. They do nobody any harm."" [WENN]

Go Brian! Save the badgers!

---

---

      

Comments (14)

The animal on the left looks like a Honey Badger.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 9:49 AM

Honey badger don't give a shit, it just takes what it wants.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 9:56 AM

May is a motherfucking genius. Let the man do whatever he wants.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 10:18 AM

May I Badger him to play some NYC shows?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 10:24 AM

Ah, that would be Dr. Brian May to you, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 10:42 AM

Eerily, he looks like he's morphing into a badger.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 10:47 AM

"Rock-star-turned-animal-rights-activist May"????

Try "Rock-star-turned-astrophysicist-turned-stereoscopic-photography-expert-turned-animal-rights-activist DOCTOR May.

Betta recognize!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 10:47 AM

Badgers? We don't need no stickin' badgers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 11:56 AM

robbie krieger look out; may's challenging you for worst hair in rock.

Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2012 12:19 PM

is Robbie Krieger still "in" rock?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 12:30 PM

looks like Jimmy Page with a fro

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 12:43 PM

Slow news day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2012 7:25 AM

I think Brian is doing the right thing and i will back him all the way.You need help in anyway just e.mail.

Posted by Glenn Thorne | September 22, 2012 1:23 PM

Leave a Comment