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 NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The Charity Commission have certainly not helped the countryside with their apparent willingness to permit every extremist animal rights group to claim charity status. It’s natural for these fundraising groups to seek out mainstream credibility and to appear at least half decent to the outside world. With charity status they claim respectability and tax free income. They are more … Continue reading Really? Is that Charity?
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 NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ A website called Hunting Leaks – seemingly run by the convicted fraudster Jay Tiernan* of Stop the Cull – is doxing hunt subscribers and their businesses. Extremists are encouraged to hassle those on the list. To justify its criminality, the group accuses the Countryside Alliance of holding a database on saboteurs – this, they insist, makes their action an … Continue reading Aubrey’s Hunt Sabs Ka-Ching
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Peace and goodwill to all men or so the Christmas saying goes. And in keeping with this tradition of warmth and compassion, this Christmas This is Hunting UK put out on their Facebook page a glad tiding reminding their followers to think of hunt staff and unpaid helpers at this time of year: “In recognition of all those who … Continue reading Festive Malicious Communications
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ “Leaked webinar shows huge criminal conspiracy at hunting’s highest level”. Or so the hunt sabs’ tweet proclaimed. So what was breaking? Not a lot. So what really happened during this webinar? It seems an invite was sent out to hunt staff to attend a trail hunting webinar by the Hunting Office, which is the body responsible for the administration … Continue reading The Infiltrated Webinar
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
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Sad and worrying stats were released by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) recently. Research shows 64% of Scottish gamekeepers receive abuse from members of the public at least once a year. And another 79% are concerned about their future. Put into context, that’s 64% of Scottish gamekeepers getting grief for going about their lawful business putting … Continue reading The Coming Storm
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ A recent article in The Independent from the animal rights fanatic Jane Dalton shows how a once respected newspaper has declined over the years into an impecunious, partisan and clickbait-driven blog. The article in question can be found here: This article by Dalton is particularly revolting as it deliberately conflates the despised enemy of country folk – poachers – … Continue reading Poachers are not Hunters
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The pages below are taken from an unpublished book, Persecution of the British Circus, on the notorious circus set-up perpetrated by the animal rights group Animal Defenders International (ADI) in the late nineties. Why unpublished? Because the publishers were terrified of reprisals from animal rights groups and only agreed to go to print if their name was omitted from … Continue reading Spiked Witness
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Finally, after two years of this publication alongside others highlighting the use of faked videos by animal rights extremists to promote their narrative and pervert the course of justice, we welcome the long-awaited conviction of a hunt saboteur. With the conviction of David Graham of the West Midlands Hunt Sabs for handing over tampered evidence he hoped would fraudulently … Continue reading A Faker Convicted at Long Last
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ This magazine’s recent article concerning huntsman Lee Peters and his appalling harassment at the hands of anti hunt extremists – covering their multiple attempts at vexatious litigation in a bid to ruin his life – appalled and shocked a great number of people. The response has been overwhelming, frankly – thousands of reads, lots of feedback on social media … Continue reading Chart of Antis
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Provocation is one of the nastier tactics deployed by antis. They use it to incur an illegal response from their target, then report that response to the police. The English police are fully up to speed with this shenanigans – these days they don’t even bother the target with the complaint. However, north of the border in Scotland the … Continue reading Pack Gaslighting
BY NIGEL BEAN A few years back a friend of mine was with two other men, just about to enter a copse to carry out pest control for a local farmer. They were after pigeons and decked out in camouflage. Their weapon of choice was the .177 air rifle. Just as they were about to enter the wood their rifles were unsheathed. Then, up on … Continue reading A Question of Impartiality
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The second year in a row and we find a bird of prey conveniently turns up dead two weeks before the grouse shooting season starts on 12th August. Last year it was a Hen Harrier caught in a trap – an incident that appears to have been staged to catch the headlines; an incident carefully designed not only to … Continue reading Who Killed the Sea Eagle?