Queen legend Brian May has been selected to receive a special award in recognition of his animal rights campaigning.
The guitarist will be honoured by the International Fund for Animal Welfare at London's House of Lords on Tuesday (19Oct10).
The prize comes after May, a long-time protester against fox hunting and bloodsports, launched his Save Me campaign to ensure animal laws are kept in place to prevent cruelty.
He says, "Fighting for the welfare of our wild animals is not a task that any of us want to have to do.
"We do it because these magnificent animals live, breathe, see, hear, and feel pleasure and pain like we do, but they do not speak our language, so in the world of humans, they have no voice. They have no way to speak out against the abuse being perpetrated against them."