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- Posted on Jul 19th 2011 11:30AM by Chris Cope
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As the Scotsman reports, an animal rights furore has escalated around the Peterculter Golf Club in Aberdeen after 55-year-old Donald Forbes, who attacked the fox, was allowed back into the club after a nine-month suspension.
He was fined £750 ($1,210) in May for hitting a fox in head with his golf club on the course after it nabbed a chocolate biscuit from his bag. It is said that another golfer had to put the animal out of its misery due to its injuries.
A number of protestors have rallied against the club's decision to reinstate Forbes -- and now they've been joined by seasoned animal rights protester and legendary guitarist Brian May.
He said, "It's evident that the vast majority of the British public are disgusted by cruelty to animals, as shown by the public outcry against this particularly senseless piece of brutality. The members of this Aberdeen club have the opportunity to show their disapproval in an appropriate way -- by banning this unsavoury character for life. But they seem to be unready."
Harvey Aberdein, lawyer for Peterculter Golf Club, said that they referred to Forbes' "previously unblemished record" when allowing him back into the club, the paper reported. "The committee took account of his previous unblemished record over many years of membership. This decision in no way condones Mr Forbes's action," he said.
This isn't the first animal rights campaign May has got involved in. Last year, he publicly condemned the policy of badger culling in Wales, while he in a BBC interview recently he said he wanted to be remembered for his animal rights work rather than his music.
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