BY NIGEL BEAN My home is in the shires and we have some wonderful packs. I’ve had some great days – the Bicester and Whaddon chase, Warwickshire and Kimblewick to name a few. But my hunting heart lies down with the Exmoor fox hounds, affectionately known as the Stars of the West where, pre-ban, we had some amazing rides. My beloved Exmoor, the hunting Mecca … Continue reading Exmoor Memories
BY NIGEL BEAN The wannabe doctor Annabelle Lea is a product of a left wing educational system that has indoctrinated her all through her young life. #AnnabelleLea Each of Annabelle’s parents want banning from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and the Rotary club for raising this upstart. pic.twitter.com/8t1o1hUw2J — Mandy (@Kleesho) December 17, 2019 This is why Labour want the voting age lowered – so many of the … Continue reading Once Bitten Twice Shy
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 JULES KING In recent years, farmers have been increasingly targeted by animal rights groups trespassing on their properties, stealing farm animals, and other acts of vandalism. The frequency with which undercover animal rights groups infiltrate farms, circuses and other animal enterprises as undercover employees is increasing. In light of this increased activity, farmers are searching for new ways to guard their property and protect … Continue reading Countering Animal Rights Spies
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
EDITOR I was warned. I did not expect much from Thursday’s reaching out to the anti-hunt crowd via my message to them in my capacity as Editor of Country Squire Magazine. I had been warned by readers that the anti-hunt contingent were aggressive and incapable of civilised conversation. Still, I reached out, as this magazine is neither pro-hunt nor anti – it is a platform … Continue reading Well That Went Well
THE EDITOR When I became the Editor of Country Squire Magazine in November 2016, I sat down with my colleague – hunt-savvy Jamie Foster – and created an About Us section for the magazine website. We were keen to have the magazine become a platform for the whole countryside. The words we chose were the following: “We at Country Squire Magazine hope to reflect the … Continue reading A Note to the Antis
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ “No deal is better than a bad deal”. Can you trust anyone these days? Cheshire Police put out a statement on their website advising people not to believe sab social media claims over hunting. A day later their PCC David Keane counters that with a statement saying the comments made by his own police force were inappropriate – giving … Continue reading Huntermenschen
BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) The police forces of the United Kingdom should read this article before dealing with the upsurge of complaints against fox hunts. The information covered explains why cases of illegal hunting brought against registered fox hunts are continually failing. This information has been around for centuries and was documented in the first-ever Government hunting inquiry in 1951 and surrounds ‘preconceived … Continue reading Fooling the Police is Criminal
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ So the Labour-supporting Cheshire PCC held a review into public concerns over hunting. And, naturally, he received tremendous support from local Labour politicians. Why? Well, for one, it was their party that took a one million pound ‘bung’ from IFAW/PAL to ban hunting in the first place and with a 250k ‘bung’ before the 2010 election and another 250k … Continue reading Labour Police Commissioners Facilitating Sabs?
BY ADAM GALPIN I feel an overwhelming obligation from a personal point of view to defend first and foremost my job but also to speak out in defence of Farmers, Gamekeepers, Landowners and the voiceless prey animals which suffer or simply do not get the chance to exist where the management of predators is non-existent. On the 9th of January 2019 the Scottish Government announced … Continue reading Effective Rural Pest Control