LACS’ Lost Leaders

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ James Barrington, formerly League Against Cruel Sports (aka LACS) CEO, wrote an excellent article in Country Squire Magazine last week on the devastation of native wildlife through the myopic approach of animal rights zealots. It was clear these zealots despise field sportsmen/women with such obsessive fervour that they seek to denigrate them at every opportunity. They believe they are … Continue reading LACS’ Lost Leaders

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

LACS Denuded

BY DAVID ARCHER If you go onto the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) website and read the history of this organisation, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a highly efficient body with a team of united, dedicated and knowledgeable staff all working together like a well-oiled machine. You’d be very wrong. Almost from its inception, disagreements arose splitting those who stayed with … Continue reading LACS Denuded

The Compromising of Terry Hill

BY NIGEL BEAN The victims of “Spike Stocker” recently learnt he had not just disappeared into thin air after supposedly lifting the lid on circuses including the much publicised Mary Chipperfield’s operation at Croft Farm in late 1997. The resultant news articles after the Chipperfield trial revealed the infiltrator they knew as “Spike Stocker” was a cover name for “Terry Stocker”. Stocker disappeared into thin … Continue reading The Compromising of Terry Hill