‘Badger cull: Brian May compares badger campaign to apartheid’

Posted on September 23, 2012

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Today (23rd September), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Badger cull: Brian May compares badger campaign to apartheid’.

‘… Brian May, the Queen guitarist, has compared his anti-badger culling campaign to Nelson Mandela’s struggle against apartheid –

He made the comments on Farming Today on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday, after he was asked whether he would encourage direct action to oppose the culls.

He said: “The only thing I will advocate is to keep talking. I will keep talking and peacefully oppose what’s going on.

“I think there is violence being perpetrated against animals and that’s a terrible thing. It’s a bit like Nelson Mandela looking at his people being violated but being a peaceful man.

“We have to continue to be peaceful in our opposition but we are looking at a very, very violent act and an act which cannot be reversed.”

May has been a long-standing campaigner for animal rights. In 2010 he founded the animal welfare organisation, Save Me …

He has joined with the Badger Trust and other wildlife charities to criticise the government’s decision earlier this month to grant the first licence for a large-scale pilot cull of badgers …’

Read the item in full and add your comment online at www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9560140/Badger-cull-Brian-May-compares-badger-campaign-to-apartheid.html

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