The badger cull protest song by Queen guitarist Brian May and Brian Blessed is heading up the charts.
Save The Badger, Badger, Badger has made the top 40 of the iTunes chart. The video of the song has had over 700,000 views on YouTube and is the most popular track in the iTunes Store top 10 rock chart.
The song is a protest against the cull where around 5,000 badgers are expected to be shot over six weeks. The RSPCA and wildlife organisations who are opposed to the cull and have condemned it as ineffective and inhumane.
Brian May said: “This cull is unscientific, unethical and won’t work. 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.
“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 number one so Cameron cannot avoid it.”
Brian Blessed said: “Brian May is absolutely inspirational and together we will beat the dark forces and save the badgers.”
The song is heavily influenced by the 1980 film Flash Gordon which featured Brian Blessed with a signature tune by Queen: