Poachers are not Hunters

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

A Funny Old Game

BY JOHN NASH Hunting regularly comes under fire from supporters of animal rights, vegetarianism and folks who are concerned with ecological extinction.  The heaviest fire directed at trophy hunting in Africa, replete with visions of Victorian Rider Haggard types in pith helmets blasting African animals in all directions. Talk about barking up the wrong tree.  Modern Africa is very different. Most trophy hunters go to South Africa, … Continue reading A Funny Old Game

Poachers’ Paradise

BY NICK PEARCE Parts of rural Britain have become a ‘poachers’ paradise’ because of reductions in police manpower, according to Bridgwater and West Somerset’s MP, the Conservative Ian Liddell-Grainger. Liddell-Grainger claims that a cynical disregard of rural crime by police forces has exposed livestock farmers to huge and unsustainable losses. Now, he says, the Government must prioritise the countryside as it implements its pledge to … Continue reading Poachers’ Paradise