A badger flash-mob has protested against a UK government-led cull of the animals.
Fifty ’badgers’ danced to Queen guitarist Brian May’s own version of the popular YouTube Badgers song, which was inspired by Queen’s hit record Flash, in the demonstration outside the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).
They burst into song for five minutes yesterday afternoon as they called for the government to ditch badger cull plans in favour of badger vaccinations to control bovine TB.
May said: “The government’s determination to go ahead with the badger cull this summer once again proves how misguided and out of step with scientific fact and public opinion it is on this issue. Culling badgers is not the answer to eradicating bovine TB.
“Not only is the practice inhumane and impractical, it is also proven to be ineffective in tackling the disease, as has been made repeatedly clear by all the leading scientific experts. There is also a viable alternative, which I support: vaccination.”
Anyway, here’s the original badger song video. It’s an oldie but a goodie.