Joining Forces For Animal Rights

Brian May and Virendra Sharma are 'Team Fox'

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Queen guitarist, Brian May, has teamed up with an Ealing MP to further his animal rights campaign.

The musician met the Southall MP, Virendra Sharma last week to discuss the Conservative plan to make changes to the Hunting Act.

The pair have pledged to work together to battle for animal welfare and keep the ban on hunting in place during this parliament.

The government will be holding a free vote in the commons this week which could allow the return of fox hunting, mink hunting, deer hunting and hare hunting.

Virendra Sharma said he was “delighted” to be working with Brian and Team Fox in the fight for this important cause.

“During the meeting we spoke about politics and Parliament, but most of all about our need to maintain the Hunting Act and champion animal rights here in Parliament.”

“I will vote against any legislation to repeal or weaken the 2004 Hunting Act and will encourage colleagues to do the same if the government brings forward the promised free vote on repeal.”

The Hunting Act, which came into force in 2005, bans the hunting of wild mammals including foxes, deer and hares with dogs. It has proved to be the most successful wildlife legislation passed by Parliament, with over 400 prosecutions to date.

Brian May, besides being an astrophysicist and a Queen guitarist, also runs his own animal rights charity, the Save Me Trust, named after the Queen Song that he penned. The charity campaigns for the protection of all animals against unnecessary, cruel and degrading treatment. He was appointed vice-president of animal welfare charity the RSPCA in 2012.

13th July 2015