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    Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:07:58

    Queen Guitarist Brian May to Be Recognized For Work With Animals - He devotes time to animal welfare issues

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    Queen guitarist Brian May will be the recipient of a special award in recognition of his work with animals. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has presented May with the Animal Action Award at the House of Lords. May dedicates a lot of time working with animals and improving animal welfare. He pays particular attention to British wildlife and with his charity, Save Me, the axeman set up a release site in England nine months ago for rehabilitated foxes, badgers, owls and other wildlife so they could be returned to the wild.

    Brian May certainly has good karma and is certainly deserving of the IFAW honor.

    May issued the following statement on his award: "I was very touched when I heard I was to be honored by IFAW. Fighting for the welfare of our wild animals is not a task that any of us want to have to do. We do it because these magnificent animals live, breathe, see, hear, and feel pleasure and pain like we do, but they do not speak our language, so in the world of humans, they have no voice."

    Do you support any animal rights issues?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.20.10




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