It’s not that I don’t believe in gambling, but I take it seriously, which means I would never bet on a game of chance where the expected returns are 50p in the pound. Duhh!
And it’s not that I don’t believe in giving money to charity – it’s just that I would never donate to charity and know that only 28p in the pound of my money was getting to a charity.
But now I have found a third reason – the Lottery is funding Sport England, which is funding British Cycling who wants to wreck the Sanctuary Local Nature Reserve (see previous blogs here, here, here and here).
40% of Lottery funding goes to Health, Environment and Education causes and 20% goes to sports. You would have thought that the Lottery would ensure that one lot of funding didn’t destroy the interests of another of their chosen causes, wouldn’t you? You might think that the Lottery would think again if they heard that sports were destroying designated wildlife sites, wouldn’t you?
Well, that is the point of this petition (which I have signed) and I hope you will sign it too.
And John Armitage’s e-petition on licensing of grouse moors has passed 8800 signatures – sign here.