‘Animal rights campaigner Brian May allowed deer to be culled on his estate’

Posted on November 25, 2012

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Today (25th November), a news item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Animal rights campaigner Brian May allowed deer to be culled on his estate’.

‘… Brian May, the Queen guitarist and animal rights campaigner, has admitted that he allowed deer to be culled on his estate –

Mr May employed a deer stalker who killed 23 of the “mainly young, healthy animals” on his 139-acre plot of land in Dorset.

The revelation will prove embarrassing for Mr May, who led a high-profile campaign against the Government’s planned badger cull.

He said he had inherited the tradition of deer culling when he bought the land and was advised to continue the practice as it would discourage poachers and “improve the health of the deer population”.

He stopped the culling last year, according to the Sunday Times.

Mr May, who runs Save Me, an animal rights charity which opposes hunting, wrote on his Facebook page: “I inherited culling of deer on the land I bought in Dorset a few years ago, and was initially advised that I ought to keep it up because having a gamekeeper discouraged poachers. I had my doubts, but I was new to forest management, and realised I had much to learn …’

Read the item in full and add your comment online at www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9701188/Animal-rights-campaigner-Brian-May-allowed-deer-to-be-culled-on-his-estate.html

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