Contact Us

Queen’s Brian May Opposes Scientific Testing on Dogs

Facundo Arrizabalaga, AFP

Brian May has no beef with science — dude’s an astrophysicist, after all — but the Queen guitarist draws the line at experimenting on animals. As Contact Music reports, the British rocker has joined the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection in opposing the creation of a dog farm that will reportedly breed beagles for laboratory research.

“Beagles, indisputably, are highly intelligent sentient creatures, friends of Man for centuries,” May wrote in a statement directed at Eric Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government. “It is completely morally unjustifiable for these animals to be made to suffer in the name of science, and I am shocked to learn of plans to set up a facility in Yorkshire to breed and supply beagles to the research industry.”

This isn’t May’s first time coming to the defense of furry creatures. In 2010, he led a campaign to stop a badger cull in Wales, and he’s also the founder or Save Me, a group that aims to “promote decent treatment for animals.”

Watch ‘Queen Star Pays Tribute to Mercury’

Follow @Noisecreep on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Exclusives

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!