Justice Perverted by Set-Ups

BY C4PMC Staged ‘set ups’ have become an increasingly popular tool of activists and campaigners across the country, particularly if they have celebrity support. What started as a favourite trick of animal rights extremists has now spread to anti-lockdown protestors and other conspiracy theorists, who use these tactics for a quick headline-grabbing image, with little consideration to the consequences. Yesterday across the UK media a … Continue reading Justice Perverted by Set-Ups

Damning Video Footage Nails Packham

BY NIGEL BEAN Over recent weeks readers will have followed Country Squire Magazine’s exposé after exposé on Chris Packham and his girlfriend Charlotte Corney, founder of the Wildheart Trust– related to tigers in Spain and Germany brought to the big cat sanctuary at their zoo on the Isle of Wight. The revelations hit the pages of the Daily Mail last weekend. The Fundraising Regulator are … Continue reading Damning Video Footage Nails Packham

BBC Should Now Suspend Packham

CSM EDITORIAL Today’s coverage in the Daily Mail about the BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham comes at a time when the Fundraising Regulator are already investigating whether the terminology in Packham’s fundraising, along with the fundraising strategy of his girlfriend’s Isle of Wight zoo (run by the Wildheart Trust of which Packham is a trustee), have been fit and proper. As the Mail article and … Continue reading BBC Should Now Suspend Packham

Fundraising Regulator Probes Wildheart & Chris Packham

BY NIGEL BEAN Following on from our article about him last weekend, on Monday the 8th December the clearly rattled BBC TV wildlife presenter and balaclava wearer Chris Packham deigned to address his “trolls” on video and attempted to defend himself via social media, referencing the integrity of the group Wild Justice and the charity of which he is a trustee, The Wildheart Trust – … Continue reading Fundraising Regulator Probes Wildheart & Chris Packham

Heat Turns Up on Chris Packham

BY NIGEL BEAN Back in March Chris Packham used his privileged status as a BBC presenter to promote his girlfriend’s charity and zoo, the Wildheart Trust, across social media. Nepotistic but hardly illegal, you’d think? There was Packham, smearing the circuses and asking the public to give up their hard-earned money via crowdfunders for these half dozen ‘rescued’ tigers: Country Squire Magazine covered the story back in the … Continue reading Heat Turns Up on Chris Packham

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

Wild Claims from Wild Justice

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Wild Justice have launched a campaign to fight the new and necessary proposed badger cull because they say the Government has backtracked on its original proposal to move to a vaccination-based policy. So it would appear a letter sent to the Minister for the Environment, George Eustice, by the Badger Trust and supported by LACS, RSPCA, IFAW and the … Continue reading Wild Claims from Wild Justice

The Blindness of Zealots

BY JAMES BARRINGTON Asking what methods of wildlife management anti-hunting or anti-shooting groups actually support, as opposed to the activities they are keen to condemn, should always be part of any debate surrounding field sports. The usual response is either a deafening silence or an idealistic ‘leave it all to nature’. Practical examples of how these alternative models of the countryside might look tend to … Continue reading The Blindness of Zealots

Packham’s Paper Tigers

BY NIGEL BEAN Without a doubt these are very stressful worrying times for the vast majority of people in the U.K. I think it’s a safe bet to say everyone has been affected in some way either mentally or financially by this virus. Charities are no exception, I’ve read articles suggesting 48% of charities are already in difficulty as donations have dropped, and others are … Continue reading Packham’s Paper Tigers

Perth Packham Protests

BY NICK PEARCE On Tuesday dozens of countryside workers staged a demonstration against TV presenter Chris Packham, claiming his campaign work is threatening their jobs. Gamekeepers and their families joined other rural workers outside Perth Concert Hall, where Packham was scheduled to give a talk. They held placards saying “Pack it in, Packham” and “Stop Threatening Our Jobs”. The BBC Springwatch presenter has faced criticism … Continue reading Perth Packham Protests

Propaganda & Fakery Exposed

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

Countryside Wary of Carrie

BY MELISSA KITE The girl in the eco-dress is making me nervous. Ever since Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of Boris Johnson, went to a bird-watching festival wearing a dress rumoured to be made of something that doesn’t destroy the planet, unlike the clothes worn by you and me, I have been fretting. The highly disingenuous speech she made at this festival, about puffin hunting, which … Continue reading Countryside Wary of Carrie

BBC’s Social Media Achilles’ Heel

BY JAMIE FOSTER At a time when the BBC is losing licence fee payers at a dangerous speed and needs to endear the nation, the organisation has chosen the suicidal path of changing its editorial guidance on social media in order to allow Gary Lineker and Chris Packham to keep on ranting over Twitter. The guidance still bans political journalists from expressing a view on … Continue reading BBC’s Social Media Achilles’ Heel

The BBC Conspiracy Theorist

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Currently the BBC use Chris Packham to promote their left-wing animal rights fundamentalist ideology while they pretend to be impartial at licence fee payers’ expense. If Packham wants to campaign for a cause that fits in with the BBC’s pledge of impartiality – one that will benefit both the environment and the countryside – he should look at the … Continue reading The BBC Conspiracy Theorist

Town V Countryside?

BY JAMIE FOSTER The latest outbreak in the war between the town and the countryside was caused by Natural England rescinding the general licence for shooting pest species of birds after campaigning by anti-shooting group Wild Justice headed up by Chris Packham. The rescinding of the general licence has left farmers and landowners in the lurch with no way of controlling predatory species such as … Continue reading Town V Countryside?

Prejudiced Purgers

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ What have Sven Van Hasselt, Greta Thunberg and Chris Packham got in common? They are fanatical campaigners and, incidentally, they all have Asperger’s syndrome. And that’s the part we just don’t understand, we in the UK have gone to great lengths and expense to investigate, diagnose and better inform the medical profession on certain types of conditions and disorders. … Continue reading Prejudiced Purgers

The BBC’s Packham Liability

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The BBC have been using a special get-out-of-jail card dreamed up just for presenters such as Chris Packham and Gary Lineker, who like to engage the British public on social media. This card enables Packham to be their torch-bearer for left-wing animal rights fundamentalist ideology (an ideology that has had some of its adherents jailed for terrorism in recent … Continue reading The BBC’s Packham Liability

Gove Sticking to His Guns

BY JAMIE FOSTER The badger cull could be extended into low risk areas in England where badgers have been connected to outbreaks of TB by the autumn if licences are approved by Natural England. Despite opposition from the Badger Trust and other animal rights groups, Defra under Michael Gove has decided to carry on with the cull as part of the overall strategy to manage … Continue reading Gove Sticking to His Guns

In the Trenches of the Grouse Wars

BY LIAM STOKES The grouse wars were never a battle I wanted to fight. In a landscape as complex as ours, in which competing and contradictory interests are held in tension and resolved through constant dialogue, conflict is supremely unhelpful. There are, however, people who struggle with complexity, people who argue that complicated situations are actually simple situations made to appear complicated by an elite … Continue reading In the Trenches of the Grouse Wars

BBC Fails the Countryside

BY JIM BROWNE The BBC is ‘institutionally biased against the countryside’ and is, and always has been, ‘the issue’. These were the strong comments of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Chairman Ian Coghill following the well-publicised furore over BBC presenter Chris Packham and his offensive comments describing those involved in hunting and shooting as “the nasty brigade”. Coghill said the BBC is ‘as far … Continue reading BBC Fails the Countryside