BY SARAH GREENWOOD The truth about the ‘Trail of Lies’ cartoon produced by Keep The Ban, with Chris Packham and Peter Egan. The recent cartoon, ‘Trail of Lies’, produced by Keep The Ban group, is as slick a piece of marketing as you would expect from a one man band who founded an ‘organisation’ dedicated to bigging up its profile, and intent on making a … Continue reading The Founding Myth
BY RON THOMSON The American Racketeering and Criminal Organisations Act (1970) (The RICO Act) explains the character – or the ‘soul’ if you like – of the International Animal Rights brigade. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an … Continue reading The American RICO Act & Animal Rights
BY ROGER WATSON I have decided to atone for my sin of daring to suggest that there may be a fox too many in our urban environment with which we, apparently, live in perfect harmony. If so, where are my ducks? Admittedly, I could have attended to a hole near the fence but, on the other hand, if there weren’t any urban foxes, I’d still … Continue reading Save the Rat
BY JOHN NASH Dear CSM Reader, There was a brief flurry of snowflakes earlier in January, when Adam Hart appeared on BBC Countrybile, the Beeb’s fluffy programme for neurodivergent urban armchair-farmers. Apparently, Mr Hart did a relevant piece about a very real problem – the rising tide of wild deer in the UK. As erudite and intelligent readers of CSM understand perfectly well, deer are horny … Continue reading Land of Woke and Tory
BY JOHN NASH Humans have always been hunters (and many still are, for reasons of everyday subsistence, therapy, sport, field management, pest control and so on) and it is an unassailable fact that we were hunters long before we were humans. So, if I may, I would like to poke a word or two in edgeways through the waterfall of infantile, woke revisionism that cascades over … Continue reading Mere Role Play
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Around this time of year some time ago I was sitting outside a café in snowy but sunny Prague overlooking the rather nondescript building of the Ministry of Industry, also known as Petschek’s Palace, near the top of the city’s Wenceslas Square. I remember happily puffing on a cigar being talked to by a superfluously chatty yet elegant Spanish acquaintance who thought … Continue reading Reforming Petschek
BY JOHN NASH Dear CSM Reader. You are probably vaguely aware by now that there is something very, very, wrong with this dying government’s attitude to rural matters. After all, most people who make a living on or from the land thought they could rely on the Conservative Party for its down-to-earth policies – policies that once balanced the touchy-feely, self-centred anthropomorphic dreams of … Continue reading The Cancer at the Heart of Extremist Animal Rights Lunacy
BY JOHN NASH This week, being close to the warm and optimistic celebration of Christmas and the season of goodwill towards everyone, the Mail on Sunday (MOS) ran a piece of hate-speech about British hunters going to Iceland to kill reindeer for “fun”, and “sharing gruesome pictures online of slaughtered reindeer on a pre-Christmas trip”. By some amazing coincidence, the Daily Star discovered this very … Continue reading Killing Rudolf, Killing Democracy
BY JOHN NASH On 10th December, our beloved government issued a press release stating that they would ban the importation of hunting trophies. This was a government press release, issued by unelected Zac Goldsmith and his new glove puppet, George Eustice, MP, so it is undeniably official government stuff. There is absolutely no scientific or factual reason to create such a ban. Without digging through … Continue reading Airheads & Con-Artists
BY IWMC We should never forget that The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established 50 years before the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In August, Ndoskoy Sangau (9), Sangau Metui (10), Sanka Saning’o (10) were killed by lions in a nature conservation area. It was a brutal reminder of the growing risk of human wildlife conflict … Continue reading The Inhumanity of the Animal Rights Lobby
BY NIGEL BEAN Marthe Kiley-Worthington is internationally renowned for her work on animal welfare, ecological agriculture and understanding animal minds. In particular, how to put well thought out theories into practice, allowing for the ecological controls and conflicting interests of all. Marthe was one of the first to encounter animal rights activists and their movement’s hostile nature in the 1980’s. She was the first to … Continue reading Family Are the Friends You Choose
BY STEVE GRANT Much has already been said and written about the Conservative Party’s new found love for animal welfare and, more worryingly for supporters of countrysports, animal rights. These worries deepened following the publication of Defra’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare. This spelled out the Government’s plans to formally recognise animals as sentient beings in UK law for the first time – a clear … Continue reading AR Lobbyists & the Tories
BY JOHN NASH Everyone above a certain age knows the story of little orphan Elsa the lioness, raised by saintly George and Joy Adamson in Kenya, who taught her how to hunt and then successfully released her back into the wild. This heart-warming episode of animal rescue was the subject of Joy’s 1960 book, Born Free that sold five million copies in 27 languages and was … Continue reading The Actual Born Free
BY NIGEL BEAN Welcome to the ‘animal rights’ charity sector. Here’s the League Against Cruel Sports’ (LACS) story of selling misery to the British public…. We protect foxes but have not saved the life of one single fox LACS has not had an easy ride. Eight high ranking officials upped sticks and left having seen through the organisation’s lies. These included CEO James Barrington. He … Continue reading League’s Death Spiral
BY JOHN NASH Last week, the Mirror ran a typical piece of infantile nonsense about a Trophy hunting and Field sports website, Bookyourhunt. The article features quotes from Mr Goncalves and his faithful side-kick, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The picture shows, back row from left to right, Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. (CBTH), Dr Mark Jones from the Born Free Foundation, thesp Peter … Continue reading Not Fiennes!
BY DAN NEEDLES I was in a little arts and crafts shop last week when I heard an earnest young woman with two children in tow grilling the saleswoman about a basket of “densely felted organic dryer balls” sitting in a basket beside the till. “Are they made of natural fibres?” asked the young woman. “Yes,” said the saleswoman. “They are made entirely of wool. … Continue reading Free the Sheep!
BY NIGEL BEAN Below follows Nigel Bean’s submission to Lord Walney’s independent review into political violence and disruption: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to provide information and views into the rise of extremism. The independent review appears to be heavily biased towards far left and right wing extremism, both of which are largely unwanted side effects of our political system and sensible politicians … Continue reading Submission to Lord Walney
BY JOHN NASH A couple of weeks ago, George Eustice, elected MP and Environment Secretary, although no longer the favourite person of local fishermen, was regarded as a reliable pair of hands when it came to matters of farming and the countryside, largely because he comes from a family that has farmed the same glorious bit of West Cornwall for 150 years. Although a politician (a … Continue reading Sentience
BY STEVE GRANT Let me begin by warning you I’m going to be uncharitable about a charity. It’s not really the done thing but this charity isn’t bothered at being uncharitable about others or at inviting others to behave the same way. And all under the supposedly watchful eyes of the Charity Commission. Anyone running a charity must make sure it complies with its governing … Continue reading When Does a Charity Become Uncharitable?
BY JOHN NASH Imagine, for one fleeting, bucolic moment that you are clip-clopping through leafy lanes on your way to market, sitting on your sturdy farm cart pulled gently along by trusty Clydesdale, Dobbin. Your faithful old dog Spot sits beside you, sniffing the country air, whilst behind you, the puzzled murmuring of a posse of free-range Rhode Island chickens in crates betrays the reason for … Continue reading The Other Pandemic