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UK: Brian May unveils badger mosaic made of selfies in anti-cull demo01:44

UK: Brian May unveils badger mosaic made of selfies in anti-cull demo

United Kingdom, London
July 12, 2016 at 19:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Musician Brian May unveiled his latest addition to the ongoing campaign against the government's badger cull in London on Tuesday, a poster with a badger mosaic made up of tens of thousands of tiny selfies.

May was joined by wildlife experts and campaigners, who posed for pictures with the poster which read "Shoot selfies, not badgers!" The protest was held in an effort to persuade the government to abandon the badger cull, which is set to continue this autumn.

Speaking at a conference in the afternoon, May berated both the brutality and the futility of the culls:

"These animals have been here longer than we have, and they have a perfect right to exist in this country, and to kill them for no good reason - to spend millions of the public's money doing that, and to be able to show no result after doing it, is really something unjustifiable."

The badger cull was introduced to protect cattle against the spread of tuberculosis, which badgers can transmit.

UK: Brian May unveils badger mosaic made of selfies in anti-cull demo01:44
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Musician Brian May unveiled his latest addition to the ongoing campaign against the government's badger cull in London on Tuesday, a poster with a badger mosaic made up of tens of thousands of tiny selfies.

May was joined by wildlife experts and campaigners, who posed for pictures with the poster which read "Shoot selfies, not badgers!" The protest was held in an effort to persuade the government to abandon the badger cull, which is set to continue this autumn.

Speaking at a conference in the afternoon, May berated both the brutality and the futility of the culls:

"These animals have been here longer than we have, and they have a perfect right to exist in this country, and to kill them for no good reason - to spend millions of the public's money doing that, and to be able to show no result after doing it, is really something unjustifiable."

The badger cull was introduced to protect cattle against the spread of tuberculosis, which badgers can transmit.

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