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Why Eating Horsemeat Won't Lead to Improved Horse Welfare

Mark Jones | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

If Princess Anne wanted to ignite a debate on the desirability of eating horsemeat, she has succeeded. It is a shame that the media discussion following her comments is largely based on unsubstantiated premises and not on fact.

Nature Check 2013: A Wake-up Call for Government

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

As custodians of the earth, we have a responsibility to do the very best that we can to protect and preserve it...

Courageous Volunteers Battle on for Badgers

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

As a Gloucestershire resident, I know only too well how much local opposition there is to the badger cull, and how divisive this policy has been within the community.

Don't Extend Shameful Badger Cull

Mark Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

For many wildlife experts, scientists, veterinarians and local residents, the pilot badger culls in parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire over the last six weeks proved that shooting large numbers of free-roaming badgers was unsafe, inhumane and inefficient.

Chaos and Cruelty in Our Countryside as Badger Cull Begins

Mark Jones | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

The government has declared war on England's badgers. The shameful, politically motivated slaughter has begun. Far from the controlled, humane and science-led cull the government promised, what we have is fast-developing chaos, division and suffering in our countryside

The Inhumanity of Badger Culling

Mark Jones | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

This coming summer, a killing spree looks set to go ahead in England's countryside, with farmers, landowners and their agents licensed to take pot shots at badgers at night over huge areas of Gloucestershire, Somerset or possibly Dorset, in a misguided attempt to control the spread of tuberculosis in cattle.

Culture Is Never an Excuse for Animal Cruelty

Mark Jones | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

Bullfighting -- a horrible spectacle of animal abuse that ends in the slow and tortuous death of an animal provoked and repeatedly gored with knives and swords -- is justly in decline. The torment and death of animals for amusement can never be acceptable.

Badgers Still Set to Suffer From a Lack of Democracy

Mark Jones | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

It is difficult to understand why the government would pursue a policy which has been roundly discredited, which will make it extremely unpopular, and which will certainly be disastrous for the public image of farmers.