Video: May and Slash show their stripes
Queen guitarist Brian May has recruited Slash to collaborate on a track promoting his anti-badger-cull campaign. View the all-star song Badger Swagger below.
The collective, known as The Artful Badger & Friends, also features naturalist Sir David Attenborough on a spoken-word section plus Massive Attack’s Shara Nelson and others.
May has spent some time arguing that the UK government’s planned badger cull won’t solve health problems in cattle, as has been claimed – and says he has evidence to back up his position. He further argues that the form of the cull is inhumane and thousands of badgers will suffer agonising death as a result.
He says: “We created this track and music video together to raise awareness on the needless, unscientific, cruel and unwarranted slaughter of one of the British Isles’ most beloved and unique creatures.
“Backed by politics and fear – not science nor public opinion – this expensive and ineffective cull could well cause more problems than it cures. Even Sir David Attenborough says so.”