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Happy Birthday to Queen Guitarist Dr. Brian May who is 64 today.
Many Happy Returns Brian !!
Brian May and Kerry Ellis, one of the stars of the Queen musical ‘We Will Rock You’ are getting ready for “Anthems: The Tour”. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am.
“Anthems: The Tour” – Tour dates:
3 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
5 – Gateshead Sage
6 – Sheffield City Hall
8 – Nottingham Royal Centre
9 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
11 – Edinburgh Festival Theatre
12 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
14 – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
16 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
18 – Milton Keynes Theatre
19 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
21 – Bath Forum
In the up coming election in the UK , Brian may is asking you to use your vote to ensure that the present laws protecting animals from cruelty are kept in place, that the bloodsport laws are more carefully monitored and legally tightened up, and fully enforced.
The “Save Me” campaign is a group, founded by Brian May, who believe that every creature deserves a decent life and a decent death. “Save Me” is not a charity, and not affiliated to any political party but supporting any political candidate who serves the needs and rights of animals.
The “Save Me” campaign believes that there is a grave danger that Britain will soon revert to the barbaric past, when it was legal to hunt down our wildlife with dogs. The current Tory party leadership has vowed, if they win this coming election, to try to repeal the Hunting Act – a law which it took animal-lovers 80 years, and 700 hours of parliamentary debate to bring into effect, by democratic process, in accordance with the will of at least 75 per cent of the population.
IF this barbaric hunting law is repealed, it would become legal to hunt to the death, with packs of dogs, not only foxes, but stags, hares, and other wild creatures in Britain’s countryside.
The British public needs to be clearly told the truth – that is where this campaign comes in.
History behind the “Save Me” Campaign
Founding member of rock band Queen, Brian May, visited Keynsham and Midsomer Norton on Saturday, 24th April where he publicly showed his support for Dan Norris’s campaign to be elected as North East Somerset MP – the anti-hunt campaigner Labour man faces an extremely close battle to win the ultra-marginal constituency against hunt-supporting Tory candidate Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Brian May last week launched his major new campaign to try to prevent the return of legalised blood sports to the British Countryside.
The ‘SAVE-ME’ campaign – named after Brian May’s song, a world-wide hit record for Queen on the album “the Game” – calls on the British public to consider how their vote will affect the welfare of animals; and in particular fox-hunting, stag hunting and hare-coursing. Hunting is no game !
The campaign is non-aligned politically, but is a direct response to the announcement from David Cameron that if the Tories are elected they will, in the first month of their term, introduce a free vote in the House to repeal the Hunting Act, 2004, which made it illegal to hunt wild animals using dogs.
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Brian May is fuming over the use of Don’t Stop Me Now in a pro-hunting campaign in Britain.
Don’t Stop Me Now can be heard over the video promoting hare coursing, allegedly compiled by a member of the Countryside Alliance (CA). The Countryside Alliance is a group pushing for a ban against blood sports to be lifted.
The guitarist has decided to share the video with friends and fans – in the hope it will deter people who might vote for Conservative party leader David Cameron in the upcoming elections to be held on May 6th – after the politician said he would let Members of Parliament decide whether the ban should be overturned.
Brian May said, “Maybe there is a better idea. (I want to show it to) anyone who seems to think it would be cool to repeal the Hunting Act… Perhaps it’s worth seeing, to be clear just how low these people can stoop… I have a feeling that, given enough rope, these bloodthirsty varmints will hang themselves.”