Brian May Says He Would Rather Be Remembered For Saving Animals
Queen lead guitarist Brian May shared a post on his official Instagram page urging his fans to watch a video he uploaded on the official website of his foundation, ‘Save Me.’ The musician drew attention to important matters such as climate change, illegal hunting, and extinction as well as saying he wants to be remembered for his attempts to save animals than his music.
For those of you who may not know, Brian May is a huge advocate for animal rights as he found his own organization ‘Save Me,’ named after the Queen song he wrote. The foundation has numerous campaigns for the protection of all animals against unnecessary, cruel, and degrading treatment.
They particularly focused on preventing the hunting of foxes and the culling of badgers to stop them from extinction. May’s group’s primary concern is to ensure that the laws that are protecting animals when it comes to hunting are retained rather than loosened up.
In addition to his own organization, May is a firm supporter of a number of foundations such as the RSPCA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the League Against Cruel Sports, PETA UK, and the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue.
He also uses his music as a tool to help animals such as the time when he joined French guitar player Jean-Pierre Danel for a charity he launched for the benefit of animal rights in France in 2013. The guitarists signed guitars and art photos together and were joined by the Shadows lead guitarist Hank Marvin as well.
Recently, Brian May shared a post on his official Instagram page redirecting his fans to the official website of his foundation, ‘Save Me.’ On the website, the rocker shared an emotional video with Queen’s monumental song, ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ playing in the background.
The animated video included the devastation our planet faces from climate change to hunting as well as animal extinction with demonstrations of wildfires, pollution, and destruction of wild habitat. May also started the video off by writing he wants to be remembered for his attempts to save animals and nature rather than his work with Queen.
In the video entrance, May wrote:
“I’d rather be remembered for saving animals. When I’m gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures.”
You can watch the touching video below.