Britain’s countryside is dominated by bullies – as Chris Packham has found

15th August 2019 George Monbiot People who challenge shooting, hunting and the destruction of wildlife are too often treated like vermin. I’ve often thought, watching the felling of ancient trees, the slaughter of wildlife and the stripping of topsoil: “I love this land more than the owner does.” While there are plenty of careful landowners, …

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‘Ruthless cull’: Hundreds of thousands of animals being killed on private estates to protect grouse shooting, Chris Packham says

31st July 2019 Foxes, stoats, weasels and mountain hares ‘ruthlessly’ targeted alongside illegal killings of protected species, says TV presenter. Hundreds of thousands of animals including foxes, weasels and stoats are being legally killed in the UK to protect grouse moors, naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham has claimed. Packham was speaking to The Independent …

Norfolk man pleads not guilty to possessing protected birds and traps

11th July 2019 Aaron Cole, 31, appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday (July 11) where he pleaded not guilty to possessing live or dead schedule 1 live birds, namely a chaffinch and five goldfinches, contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Cole, of Common Road, Gissing, also denied three other offences, including possessing …

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"The annual badger slaughter recommences in September with farmers and contracted killers preparing the Cheshire killing fields in advance of this. However our badgers do have friends and dedicated badger and other wildlife protectors will once again be out day & night saving lives in all weathers and conditions. We all know that the slaughter …

Fox cub cruelty accused’s Land Rover tracked to two ‘dug out’ sites, court told

31st May 2019 Fox cub cruelty accused’s Land Rover tracked to two ‘dug out’ sites, court told A Land Rover linked to hunting kennels where live fox cubs were allegedly thrown to the hounds was tracked to two areas of disturbed ground, a court has heard. Prosecutors allege that the vehicle, belonging to terrierman Nathan …