Jonti Picking's badgers are set to the music of Brian May and Brian Blessed in protest over a government-sponsored badger cull in Britain. The reason for the cull is to protect cows from bovine tuberculosis. Team Badger advocates vaccinating cows instead. The song has become a bona fide hit.
It has made the top 40 in the iTunes download chart and is the most popular track in the iTunes store top 10 rock chart.
Blessed, who played Prince Vultan in the 1980 film Flash Gordon, which featured a soundtrack by Queen, said: "Brian May is absolutely inspirational and together we will beat the dark forces and save the badgers."
Around 5,000 of the animals are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Supporters say the cull is needed to tackle bovine TB, which can be spread from infected badgers. Those against the cull, including the RSPCA and wildlife organisations, say it is ineffective and inhumane.
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