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Queen guitarist Brian May is opposing the practice of culling badgers in West Wales as a method to prevent Bovine TB.

Although the Welsh Assembly is convinced the cull will help control the outbreak of TB in cattle, May says the decision is based on bad science.

“This would be genocide,” May, a doctorate in astronomy, said. “To me, countries do not matter; badgers are not British, they belong to the world and they belong to everyone.”

He compared the culling to solving the problem of disease in cattle to eradicating smallpox by killing people with certain hair colors.

“Anyone would think that doing that was insane, but that is what we are proposing to do to badgers.”

Dr. Christianne Glossop, the chief veterinary officer for Wales, defends the practice, citing the costs involved with the bovine TB crisis during the last decade.

The plan is to limit the cull to an area where 42% of cattle farmers had an outbreak of bovine TB.

Previous badger culls revealed less than 2% of the creatures were actually infected with the disease and some experts believe that cattle to cattle transmission may be primarily responsible for the outbreak.

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3 Responses to “Queen Guitarist Brian May Opposes Welsh Badger Cull”

  1. Brian May Queen Guitarist Launches “Save Me” Campaign In Britain Says:

    […] the recent Wales badger cull controversy, those supporting May’s campaign are also concerned about the 80-year old Hunting Act, which […]

  2. lea shayuk Says:

    Thank you Brian May for working for our animals. How can I support you?
    thank you.

  3. Brien Comerford Says:

    Brian May has the best guitar tone in music and he loves badgers and all creatures great and small. He’s also a refined writer, an erudite scientist and a photographer.

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