Category Archives: hunting

Evicting feral ponies, trophy-hunting feral goats. Who decides what goes where?

What should we be conserving? Which animals should be free to roam the British countryside; free to behave as naturally as they can. And who gets to decide?  These questions have come to the fore once again in recent weeks, … Continue reading

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Chris Packham mental health abuse update. Hunters blame Packham for inciting the abuse they gave him

This is just a quick follow-up post, to update you on things since yesterday’s about Chris Packham’s mental health problems and Asperger’s syndrome being used to attack him by the hunting fraternity. Packham was asked for his views on the … Continue reading

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Is it ok to call someone a nutjob because you disagree with their politics?

Chris Packham has been in the news recently, not least for the fact that he has Asperger’s Syndrome and suffered from depression which led to two suicide attempts. As someone who has also suffered from depression, I can understand to … Continue reading

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Countryside Alliance attack on Chris Packham shows their conflicted attitude towards Freedom of Speech

              One would imagine the Countryside Alliance to be a place that welcomed free speech. Indeed the CA (both in England and Wales, and in Scotland) lobbied against the Lobbying Act, because they were … Continue reading

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