Queen guitarist Brian May announced a brilliant idea to save animals: buy a hunting site and turn it into just the opposite -- an animal sanctuary. The outspoken animal activist announced his plans to buy the $11.2 million (£7 million) Chargot estate in south west England, currently used for pheasant and deer hunting.
Along with his conservation group Save Me, May will stop the hunts on the 665-acre estate and convert the land into an animal sanctuary.
"Our land agent is doing a report on it and we will be looking at everything about the estate and whether we can make it a long-term on-going conservation project," said Anne Brummer, chief executive of Save Me.
The move would also disrupt the controversial badger cull that has been going on in the UK by preventing officials from culling the land -- an effect which May likely anticipated.