Tag Archives: dogs

Why EU laws to stop pets chasing wildlife (and livestock) are not comical.

  It’s always tempting, when writing a weekly column, to return over and over again to a well chewed bone called Brexit. And despite Westminster having descended into full-blown Whitehall Farce territory last week, I am going to resist the temptation … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Services for whom?

Ecosystem Services – the idea that we benefit from goods and services provided for free by nature. To be frank, the phrase is ugly. It’s ugly language to use to describe so much beauty – Nature; the bringer of joy, … Continue reading

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Kennel Club challenges Corporation of London over Burnham Beeches Dog Control

I recently wrote about Dogs and nature. Dogs undoubtedly have a fantastic social value, but also a large environmental footprint, not least in areas valuable for their nature. This causes some interesting tensions to arise, as dog-lovers also tend to … Continue reading

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Dog Wars IV: The NFU piles in

  As a non-subscribing reader of the Farmers Weekly website, I only have ten free articles per month, but as we are near the end of May, I decided to splash out today and read this article, which I reproduce … Continue reading

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Dog Wars III: Parasites from Dog Poo make dairy cows abort

This article was in yesterday’s Farmer’s Weekly. As there is a partial paywall on that website now, I am copying in the article so you don’t have to go the FW website to read it. Stop using our fields as … Continue reading

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Dog Wars 2: the battle for Rodden Meadow

who could have done that? It wasn’t my dog….. Following Sunday’s dog blog, as if on cue, this story pops up, albeit in the Mail. A retired haulier and beef farmer bought a 29 acre meadow in the middle of Frome, … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs

I grew up with dogs. We had a succession of Welsh collies. Kirsty was a family pet before I was born, but sadly died young. Meg accompanied me through childhood into teenage years – I will always remember going up … Continue reading

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