Brian May, founder of Save Me and Queen guitarist, who spoke at a League Against Cruel Sports wildlife day on the Isle of Wight.
QUEEN legend Brian May, the man behind some of the most famous riffs in rock music, was on the Isle of Wight at the weekend speaking out against plans for a badger cull.
As the founder of the Save Me animal rights charity, Dr May — who has a PhD in astrophysics — spoke at an Isle of Wight Wildlife Day organised by the League Against Cruel Sports.
He told the audience about his opposition to plans to cull badgers in a bid to halt the spread of Bovine TB.
"A few years ago, everyone in the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said culling was not going to work. Suddenly DEFRA has said to David Cameron it is going to work.
"You have to wonder why that happened," he said.
Dr May was joined by former Isle of Wight Council chief executive Joe Duckworth, who is now the chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports.
For more on the event, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, September 28.