Queen legend Brian May shared a heartbreaking photo of a badger on his official Instagram page. The wounded badger was found by two little girls, and Brian May penned a letter about their story.

Here is Brian May’s statement:

“Not so happy, this picture. Hope it isn’t too shocking. This poor girl badger was found by two little girls and their family, in a sad state, with deep bite wounds apparently inflicted by a large dog. Right now we don’t know any more.

Badger baiting still goes in – a vile ‘sport’ in which dogs are sent into badger setts and terrible wounds are suffered by both animals. But maybe there is another explanation here – maybe the attack was due to her getting lost and a dog attacking her.

Yes, she’s a girl, and the little human girls who found her have christened her Luna. She’s currently under sedation with pain killers and antibiotics – we’re hoping she’ll stabilise tonight. Check out @anneatsaveme for updates. Bri.”

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Not so happy, this picture. Hope it isn’t too shocking. This poor girl badger was found by two little girls and their family, in a sad state, with deep bite wounds apparently inflicted by a large dog. Right now we don’t know any more. Badger baiting still goes in – a vile ‘sport’ in which dogs are sent into badger setts and terrible wounds are suffered by both animals. But maybe there is another explanation here – maybe the attack was due to her getting lost and a dog attacking her. Yes, she’s a girl, and the little human girls who found her have christened her Luna. She’s currently under sedation with pain killers and antibiotics – we’re hoping she’ll stabilise tonight. Check out @anneatsaveme for updates. Bri

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