Brian May: Animal Rights Activism’s Hero

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.

The English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist BRIAN HAROLD MAY, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, is one the world’s best guitarists, he’s written some of the most memorable rock anthems of all time, and his band Queen is a global phenomenon. He’s also an animal rights advocate who, along with Anne Brummer, founded “Save Me” in 2010, an animal welfare organisation that campaigns against fox hunting and badger culling.

“Someone asked me recently what I wanted to be remembered for,” May wrote. “We Will Rock You? Playing atop Buckingham Palace? You? Playing atop Buckingham Palace? I said, given the choice, I’d rather be remembered for hastening the end of cruelty to animals and sowing the seeds for true respect in the way we treat all creatures.”

Be sure, Brian May, animal rights activists will remember you with profound gratitude. And don’t worry, too much love from them won’t kill you.


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4 thoughts on “Brian May: Animal Rights Activism’s Hero

  1. Reading an obituary of Mr Parfitt of Status Quo I came across “Dr. Brian May”. I googled this name and began to realize what a unique man Brian May is. These are the persons that deserve our respect-people who made a career (not in politics) and then commit themselves to causes beyond their own ego. Unfortunately, many make careers in politics, become corrupt by living not for, but from politics.

    • Thank you for your comment. I agree, Brian May has done and continues to do something meaningful with his life, something that really makes a difference. As you say he and others like him deserve our respect rather than corrupt politicians and those with their own power and wealth seeking agendas. It is unfortunate that there are so few like him.

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