Brian May To Release 'The Badger Song'

Queen guitarist Brian May has released "The Badger Song," a track written in protest of the government's plan to make killing badgers legal. The government says it needs to make it legal because badgers are transmitting tuberculosis to cattle.

The track features the chorus "Save the Badgers," along with some of May's signature guitar licks, making it sound reminiscent of his famed band.

"You have to wonder why the government is clinging to this policy that is not supported by science, not supported by the public, not supported by Parliament, and that will not help farmers," the Telegraph reported May saying during a public meeting over the weekend.

Government officials are hoping that the license to kill will eliminate about 100,000 badgers. May has previously called the badgers "scapegoats."

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