Spiked Witness

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The pages below are taken from an unpublished book, Persecution of the British Circus, on the notorious circus set-up perpetrated by the animal rights group Animal Defenders International (ADI) in the late nineties. Why unpublished? Because the publishers were terrified of reprisals from animal rights groups and only agreed to go to print if their name was omitted from … Continue reading Spiked Witness

Packham Tests New BBC Boss

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ So much then for the tough stance Tim Davie, the new director general of the BBC, was going to take on those lippy left-wing celebrities spouting their vitriol across social media. If anyone was going to prove the benefit of NOT defunding the BBC – by ridding the organisation of dishonest and impartial gobshites such as the animal rights … Continue reading Packham Tests New BBC Boss

The Health Benefits of Living in the Countryside

Whether you live in the countryside already or you’re dreaming of a day when you can move there, there’s no denying the number of benefits that come from situating yourself in the wide green spaces of the country. From bigger spaces and stunning scenery to neighbourhood communities and peace and quiet, countryside living has a romance all of its own. But the benefits don’t end … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Living in the Countryside

The Beautiful Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the English Countryside

Being in the English countryside can provide numerous positive feelings for people, be it relaxation, happiness, or creativity. When it comes to the aforementioned creativity, that certainly applies to various musical masterpieces over the years. We aren’t referring to the likes of The Bloodhound Gang here either, more the classical composers many of us know and love, who felt inspired after visiting rural England. The … Continue reading The Beautiful Pieces of Classical Music Inspired by the English Countryside

Antis Crowdfunding Court Fines

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Last week’s article caused quite a stir. However, anti-hunt saboteurs either faking evidence or making false claims is nothing new. One particular case was even described in the first ever government hunting inquiry report of 1951 (The Scott Henderson Inquiry) when a master of fox hounds brought a libel case against a local clergyman: “This gentleman wrote a letter … Continue reading Antis Crowdfunding Court Fines

Mental Health & the Countryside

BY NICK PEARCE There are 26.9 million people who walk for leisure and travel in Britain today but there are still plenty who are not heeding medical advice and getting out and about using their two feet. Amongst them are those suffering from mental illness, who are either too scared to leave their homes or cannot find the motivation, especially during this pandemic, to venture … Continue reading Mental Health & the Countryside

Old TV Takes Out Entire Village’s Internet for Over a Year

When living in the countryside, the internet can often be a double-edged sword. While towns and cities are benefiting from superfast fibre broadband, many rural areas of Britain are still suffering with slow dial-up connections. If you’re lucky enough to have broadband it’s almost a guarantee that it won’t be anywhere near as fast as the speeds found in more built-up areas.  Yet at the … Continue reading Old TV Takes Out Entire Village’s Internet for Over a Year

A Faker Convicted at Long Last

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Finally, after two years of this publication alongside others highlighting the use of faked videos by animal rights extremists to promote their narrative and pervert the course of justice, we welcome the long-awaited conviction of a hunt saboteur. With the conviction of David Graham of the West Midlands Hunt Sabs for handing over tampered evidence he hoped would fraudulently … Continue reading A Faker Convicted at Long Last

Farming & Politics Don’t Mix

BY JIM WEBSTER As you can imagine, a slaughterhouse will get an awful lot of paperwork, and a lot of it has to be properly disposed of because it’s government documents. So a manager I know installed a shredding machine to dispose of it securely. Last time I talked to him he saved this paper for bedding up the pen in the lairage that they … Continue reading Farming & Politics Don’t Mix

The Badgering Continues

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ In April of this year we wrote an article stating that Scotland’s CPS – the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – had cottoned on to the antics of Terry Hill, the League Against Cruel Sports’ hunt monitor. We made the following public comment: It turns out that we were very much mistaken. Not about the crook, Hill. … Continue reading The Badgering Continues