• All Share : 50337.9806
    UP 1.05%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 44197.5508
    UP 1.26%
    Financial 15 : 15870.323
    UP 1.15%
    Industrial 25 : 63541.9153
    UP 1.68%
    Resource 10 : 40595.6826
    DOWN -0.25%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.4553
    UP 0.03%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.2633
    UP 0.16%
    ZAR/EUR : 12.8708
    DOWN -0.01%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0964
    UP 0.21%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.0826
    UP 0.09%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1281.56
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1252.5
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Silver US$/oz : 17.93
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Palladium US$/oz : 780.65
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Brent Crude : 48.15
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Tue Jan 27 07:44:56 SAST 2015

Brian May named PETA UK's Person of the Year

Bang Showbiz | 02 January, 2013 07:50
Brian May. File photo

The legendary Queen guitarist has been honoured by animal rights group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals or his efforts to stop badgers from being killed.

A spokesperson for the organisation, Mimi Bekhechi, said: "In his fight to save Britain's badgers, Brian May never backed down. He spread his message of compassion for animals through everything he said, wrote and even wore until the world sat up and paid attention.

"His tenacity and boldness are an inspiration to kind people everywhere."

The 65-year-old rocker's charity Save Me launched the Team Badger campaign earlier this year, along with PETA and other animal welfare charities, to put an end to the slaughter of badgers by farmers, who are given license to shoot the furry creatures in order to prevent tuberculosis in their cattle.

Speaking about the campaign, he has said: "The disease comes from cows, it doesn't come from badgers. It's a very unfair situation. Badgers have been the scapegoat for years and years and farmers have been killing badgers for many, many years now.

"All the scientific evidence that's been done - 11 000 badgers were killed in the ISG [Independent Scientific Group]'s experiment...and their conclusion was that killing badgers cannot meaningfully contribute to the problem of bovine TB in cattle. It's completely unequivocal."

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.