On The Trail Of Britain's Hunt Saboteurs: The ‘Balaclava-Clad Terrorists’ Fighting For Britain’s Wildlife
Every weekend, masked men and women trek across Britain’s countryside, scaling barbed wire fences, wading through bitterly
More and more of the economic and social life of our country is moving online. Access to high speed broadband is now widely recognised as an essential service alongside water, electricity and gas. It has been a challenge to this, and previous, governments to roll out broadband in the countryside. We therefore welcome the Government commitment, expressed in last week's Autumn statement to invest £1 billion in broadband and mobile technologies.
Chris Packham was called an 'extremist' for rallying against grouse shooting.
Packham said there are three pairs of hen harrier breeding this year in England yet “we should have 300 pairs”. He added
Therese Coffey said during the debate that Britain has the highest animal welfare standards in the world. When it comes to snares, that's utter nonsense - we're practically alone in Europe when it comes to allowing their use. I believe that it's time for the Government to back up those words with action. It's time for a ban on snares.
Britain's “senseless and disgusting” game bird shooting industry kills 100,000 animals every day, an anti-hunting charity
According to the latest European Food Standards Agency report (2010), lead from game meat represents less than 0.1% of the total dietary lead exposure. Compare this to cereals and potatoes which come in at over 40%. In fact, the average person gains more than 60 times more lead from beer than game meat.
The Countryside Alliance is pressuring the BBC to sack wildlife presenter Chris Packham for views he expressed in a monthly
I shudder to think what will happen if these amendments pass on Wednesday. Our Government will have been the one to technically legislate for a return to cruelty. We cannot let them. It is wrong. At its very best, this is misrepresentation of the electorate, dirty play and a backward step for our progressive nation.
Brian May called the Countryside Alliance (including its representative Jim Barrington) “a bunch of lying bastards” on Thursday’s