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 NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Let’s be clear. There is nowt wrong with being an anti. It’s a free country. Being anti-hunting is a position that sane and civilised people can reach and hold without resorting to fury or violence. If only there were more discussion between those who participate in hunting in the countryside and those who are antis. Maybe the police should … Continue reading Don’t Be Like Mel
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
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Once again a golf club – not a working-class football club or rugby league club – has found itself under siege by animal rights extremists. Muswell Hill Golf Club was targeted last year by the extremists, and it seems the same is now happening to others. Clubs are being bombarded on social media with toxic/bunny hugging memes and their … Continue reading Bunny Huggers Target Golf Clubs
BY JOHN NASH People, particularly sane, level-headed people, typified by readers of CSM, may often wonder how large numbers of apparently normal, everyday people can be whipped into a mob capable of monstrous and inhuman acts. May I introduce you to a particularly evil monster of such outrageous proportion that you may suffer the vapours simply reading about him. He is called Ron Thompson, mass … Continue reading The Strange Case of Ron Thompson
BY JOHN NASH Civilisation, as I wrote earlier in the Folly of Animal Rights, is the cave and behaviour with which we humans nurture our kind and reproduce, safe from the deadly competition of nature outside. It has carried us successfully through the hundreds of thousands of years since we were small ape-like creatures in a green and unpleasant world full of large carnivores with huge … Continue reading Civilisation Can Go Too Far
BY JOHN NASH A cat tortures a mouse for half an hour until death stills a tiny heart, then it walks away unconcerned, leaving the sorry little corpse. A sparrow hawk, spectacular, fierce-eyed gunship of the bird world, swoops upon a tiny bird and plucks it alive while it struggles, skewered in agony upon the hawk’s scimitar talons. These are daily events, but neither cruel nor … Continue reading The Folly of Animal Rights
CSM EDITORIAL Images of dumb Americans posing beside the corpses of lions and other animals they have shot dead on ‘hunting holidays’ appals most people. There’s an overriding sense of a terrible waste of the animal’s life. It’s easy to feel hate towards the killers just as it’s easy to feel hate towards poachers who kill rhinos and elephants – alongside other wildlife – mostly … Continue reading Shouldn’t We All Think Twice?
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Last week I was driving down a steep hill on the motorway when something white on the lane inside caught my eye. At first it looked like a torn white plastic bag – the kind one gets from a kebab house or chippie. Then, as I got closer, I saw some cars in front swerving to avoid it. The true misery of … Continue reading For the Love of Creatures
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The big question hanging over last week’s exposé in this magazine on the Welsh Assembly’s collaboration with animal rights extremists is why did the Conservative Party of Wales forfeit the public’s expectations of their duty in opposition and not hold Lesley Griffiths to public account for withholding vital information from the Welsh Assembly? Whether the ban went ahead or … Continue reading The Failing Welsh Assembly
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ On Tuesday 4th June the bill to ban wild animals in circuses passed to the House of Lords. As most people are no doubt aware, the same people that maligned hunting to achieve a ban also smeared circuses with false allegations, corrupt science and fake videos. Given the success of this highly toxic campaign – that saw the world … Continue reading Bungs, Lies & Red Tories
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ In part one we discussed the violent abuse that circus folk received at the hands of animal rights groups and discovered it was these groups that inflicted acts of cruelty on animals, so they could film the abuse they dished out – and lay the blame on the circuses. Particularly disturbing was Labour’s unswerving support for these crooks to … Continue reading Animal Rights Criminality Part 2
BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) I have a special favour to ask of you discerning Country Squire readers. I would like you to put to one side any preconceived ideas you might have and read what really happened to the circuses in the U.K. This detail I shall spread across two articles – the first contains information the Labour Government under Tony Blair hoped … Continue reading Animal Rights Criminality Part I