Rock star Brian May led around 2,000 animal welfare supporters - some wearing badger masks - in a march through central London today as they called for the Government to abort plans to cull thousands of badgers.
Queen guitarist Brian May has renewed calls for the Government to abort plans to cull thousands of badgers in an effort to tackle bovine TB.
May said: "The great bit of new information is it has now been demonstrated that the cull cannot make economic sense. It will lose the taxpayer money rather than save it.
"That was really the last shred of reason that you could give for this cull going ahead. It is a very good time for Mr Cameron to reconsider and withdraw from this monstrous cull, in the public interest.
"Our point is to save wild animals from abuse and there is no doubt this cull is going to cause intense pain on a massive scale to badgers. You cannot call it humane, which is apparently what these pilot culls are about.
"It has become increasingly apparent to me that, although we call ourselves a nation of animal lovers, we treat them appallingly".
Queen star Brian May has called the news that badger culls are to go ahead "very, very sad".
May said his initial reaction was "sadness and a certain amount of frustration":
The astrophysicist and former Queen guitarist Brian May has said that Sir Patrick Moore's contribution to astronomy will be there "for all time".
He said that the late astronomer combined enormous generosity with a prodigious understanding of his subject:
Guitarist Bert Weedon, who inspired the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and John Lennon to play the guitar, has died at the age of 91.Read the full story ›