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Brian May urges people to sign up for 'Team Badger'

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 20, 2012

Musician Brian May  launching the national Team Badger campaign in front of a giant billboard   in London yesterday

Musician Brian May launching the national Team Badger campaign in front of a giant billboard in London yesterday

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Queen guitarist Brian May has launched a campaign to stop the “indefensible” cull of badgers which has been given the go-ahead to tackle tuberculosis in cattle.

The Team Badger campaign, backed by major animal welfare groups, aims to raise public awareness and collect signatures on a government petition to force a debate on badger culling in Parliament.

The campaign was launched after the first licence was issued for a pilot cull of badgers, a protected species, in an area of Gloucestershire, in a step the Government hopes will pave the way for more widespread culling. As many as 3,000 badgers could be shot during the first cull, which farmers say is necessary because the wild animals spread the disease to livestock.

At the launch of the Team Badger billboard in London yesterday

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