'Badger' flash mob protest against government cull plans

Members of the flash-mob perform outside Defra headquarters today Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A badger-inspired flash mob performed outside the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in protest against a government-led cull of badgers.

Around fifty "badgers" performed to Queen guitarist Brian May's own version of The Badger Song, which was inspired by his band's hit song Flash. May is a vocal opponent to the cull.

Protestors with their faces painted as badgers demonstrate against badger culling outside DEFRA Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The protesters are urging the Government to abandon "inhumane and impractical' plans to cull the animal to control bovine TB, in favour of using badger vaccinations.