In an unexpected turn, rock god Brian May has weighed in on Marion council’s plans to introduce a curfew for all cats between the hours of 9pm and 7am.

The Queen guitarist has been in Adelaide for last night’s leg of the Queen + Adam Lambert Rhapsody tour, and took to Instagram to call out the proponents of the cat ban.

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At breakfast, the morning after our collective celebration last night at the Oval, Adelaide. Nice front-page review in the local paper. Thanks guys. But what is catching my eye is the revolting headline that shares the front page. They’re gonna TRAP CATS ?!! What miserable bastard thought that one up ? A law like this would give the worst elements of society Carte Blanche to abuse their neighbours’ pets. How absolutely vile. Well, we have miserable bastards back home too, always looking for ways to disrespect animals, as if they were ‘pests’. We fight them. Day in and day out. Fight this, dear friends in Adelaide – don’t let the brutal elements win. Cats have as much right to patrol the streets as humans. What are they gonna do next ? Put a curfew on birds in case they might poop on Mr. Precious’s garden ? I also note the lame attempt to try to pretend this is about protection of wild animals. It’s not. And do they really@think cats only scratch at night ? Jeez… !! ADELAIDE FOLKS ! Fight for the dignity of your non-human animal friends. Message your outrage to your MP’s and local councillors. Make sure this barbaric unworkable piece of nonsense gets laughed out of court. 💥💥💥💥Am I an interfering foreigner ? Yes. But this is part of a global fight that we must win. 💥💥💥💥 Just for the record, yes I did see the other headline about a father killing his daughter. The difference is, I can do nothing about this. About abuse of animals, I CAN do something. I can use my voice. This is what I choose to do. Bri

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The animal lover called the approach of trapping cats that had been picked up by the council during the curfew hours as: “Absolutely vile”, going on to describe the people behind the ban as: “miserable bastards.”

Under the plan, Marion council would supply residents with cages to catch any cats found to be wandering the streets at night.