Brian May's 'Save the Badger Badger' tops iTunes Rock Chart
30 August 2013
Seems the great British public are rushing to respond to Queen guitarist Brian May’s cry for the public to "Save the Badgers” and support his continuing battle to prevent our countryside badgers from mass slaughter after the Government finally gave the go-ahead to farmers in West Somerset to start the cull of these much loved creatures.
In the week which has seen the start of the first badger cull pilot trial, May’s music track ‘Save the Badger Badger’ recorded with YouTube sensation Weebl and featuring the thunderous tones of actor Brian Blessed, has stormed the charts with its “badger…badger..badger” chant.
The track today reached No.3 on the iTunes Store Top 10 Rock chart, and leapt over 100places on the iTunes Download Charts in just twenty four hours, crashing into the Top 40 at number 38 position, up from a position yesterday of 154.
Says Brian May: “The British people are speaking in their many thousands, and yet the Government is refusing to listen. We thank them for buying this track and giving the badgers a voice. Let’s get this to No.1 so Cameron cannot avoid it. This cull is unscientific, unethical and won't work. The government is set to murder 5,000 badgers and yet all the peer reviewed scientific evidence shows that the answer to the problem of bovine TB in cattle does not lie in this slaughter and that this action will be ineffective and potentially damaging to the welfare of both farm animals and wildlife. It is shocking that the NFU and the Government have been allowed to continue with a politically led policy with no basis in science against the will of the people. Badgers Rock!
More than 2,000 badgers are lined up to be shot in the trial in west Somerset district in the next six weeks. Farmers in west Gloucestershire are also granted permission to take part in the trial culls which could take the number of badgers wiped out to as many as 5,000.
May’s anti-cull e-petition has already gathered over 286,000 signatures making it the making it most signed petition of all time on the official Government website. The petition closes September 7. http://www.teambadger.org.uk/petition.html
The “Save The Badger Badger” track by Brian May and Weeble, with the voice of Brian Blessed, can be downloaded at iTunes at the link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/save-badger-badger-badger/id649387057
Actor Brian Blessed who gave his voice to the track said: “ A Life of two Brian’s. Brian May is absolutely inspirational and together we will beat the dark forces and save the badgers”! Badger…badger…badger…