Rock star Brian May is planning to buy a huge plot of land used for hunting and turn it into an animal sanctuary.

The Queen guitarist, a keen supporter of animal rights, wants to purchase the $11.2 million (£7 million) Chargot estate in south west England, which is currently used for pheasant and deer hunting.

If the sale goes through, May intends to put an end to the hunts and convert the land into an animal sanctuary via his conservation charity Save Me.

A spokeswoman for the organisation says, "We want to turn it into a nature reserve. We certainly won't be shooting things here."