BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Martin Sims, Head Investigator at the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS), has just shot himself in the foot. In a news briefing, Sims stated that foxhunting is still very much alive after two supporters of the Kimblewick Hunt were caught on a trail camera pulling a fox out of a hole by its tail. The covert footage was not … Continue reading Hounding a Huntress
COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE Criminals targeting Churches and religious buildings in the UK are responsible for over 20,000 crimes in under 3 years – a rate of 19 a day nationwide. A report carried out by the Countryside Alliance, released to members on Monday (4th November 2019), into lead theft and criminal activity on local Churches found 2, 605 cases of violence, 4,578 of criminal damage and … Continue reading Rural & Urban Church Crime
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Last week’s highly revealing video produced by Fields Sports TV and presented by Charlie Jacoby (link at bottom of this article) could not have come at a more appropriate time. It is a game changer. On the Monday before its release, Country Squire Magazine covered a Facebook appeal by Derbyshire police – they were advising hunt saboteurs and their … Continue reading Propaganda & Fakery Exposed
BY BEN EVERITT HS2 Ltd continues to cause outrage and disbelief in my part of the countryside with ‘enabling works’ and ‘de-vegetation’. Somehow contractors are allowed to continue the project’s environmental vandalism, even though the whole caper is currently officially on hold. It’s a monumental waste of money and it’s an answer to a question that no-one’s asking. When I travel to London for work … Continue reading End HS2 – the Countryside Vandal
The RSPB wants to get a job as the nation’s gamekeeper. And it looks like it wants to get rid of all the other gamekeepers. Is the RSPB a cuckoo in the nest? Charlie Jacoby talks to people on all sides of the argument in an attempt to find out what the RSPB is up to. Continue reading The RSPB – Britain’s New Gamekeeper?
From Derbyshire Police’s Rural Crime Team’s Facebook Page: Some of you may be aware that our colleague Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Officer recently posted on Facebook that we have met with members of organised Hunts who operate in the Derbyshire area and that we would like to meet with sab/monitor groups. Sadly, and predictably this was met with a barrage of negative comments, some abuse and … Continue reading Derbyshire Police Appeal to Sabs
BY NIGEL BEAN On the sixteenth of this month, Labour-run Liverpool Council passed a motion condemning all field sports as barbaric. This means they are labelling the hundreds of thousands of mainly rural folk that make a living from field sports with the tag barbarian. This includes the thousands of farmers that produce our food and tend our land for the benefit of all, often … Continue reading We, Barbarians!
BY BEN EVERITT The scope of rural crime is changing, but if criminals think that they can hide in the countryside, they’re mistaken. Rural crime is costing around £50 million a year. This includes things like tractor theft (total cost £7.4m), quadbike theft (£2.6m) and livestock theft (£2.5m). Yes. You read that right. Sheep and cattle rustling is a multi-million-pound business nowadays. There have been reports … Continue reading The Changing Face of Rural Crime
BY NICK PEARCE One interesting development yesterday on Mental Health Day was how the countryside was being touted as the route out of depression and back to good health. Nature “prescriptions” by GPs could be a cheaper way to improve the UK’s mental health, a pioneering new study found – research conducted by Leeds Beckett University found that swapping regular prescriptions for nature activities could … Continue reading Countryside Helps Mental Health