Fundraising Regulator Bottles on Packham

CSM EDITORIAL This week, after months of waiting and false starts, our rural affairs writer Nigel Bean received letters (published a few paragraphs below) back from the Fundraising Regulator in respect to Chris Packham and his charity the Wildheart Trust. As regular readers will know full well, the magazine has covered the difference between ‘rescuing’ and ‘rehoming’ tigers and has exposed their blatant lying in … Continue reading Fundraising Regulator Bottles on Packham

Yet More Packham Porkies

BY NIGEL BEAN That video tweet continues to haunt Chris Packham. If you recall he made it just before Christmas and it was supposed to answer allegations made against him surrounding Tiger-Gate, as exposed by Country Squire Magazine and the Daily Mail. These were tigers Packham, along with his girlfriend Charlotte Corney, claimed had been ‘mistreated’ and ‘rescued’ from a Spanish circus family when in … Continue reading Yet More Packham Porkies

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

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

Countryside Big Cats – Fact or Fiction?

BY JIM BROWNE I have always wondered if sightings of Big Cats in the countryside were real or the result of excitable folk in need of an optician’s appointment mistaking house-moggies for tigers and leopards. I mean, it’s easy enough to make mistakes. On a foggy day, our neighbour in her furry white coat looks like a polar bear. At night, I often mistake the … Continue reading Countryside Big Cats – Fact or Fiction?