The Times reports today that a billionaire businessman is one of the funders of the hopeless and misleading You Forgot the Birds campaign against the RSPB.
Old Harrovian Crispin Odey, reckons that the RSPB is whipping up class resentment against grouse shooting so he has helped to fund the excesses of the You Forgot the Birds ‘campaign’. Doesn’t demonstrate much class does it?
The RSPB has made the quite outrageous suggestion that people who shoot Red Grouse should not shoot Hen Harriers too! Ooh! How provocative! Damned lefties!
The RSPB’s class warriors have not yet joined the glorious revolution to ban driven grouse shooting – but I am hopeful that, one day, they will. YFTBs’ activities are very helpful in this regard. Eventually the RSPB will see that there is not a snowball’s chance in hell of making progress with the class-act that is represented by Odey and chums.
Environmentalists of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your polluted rivers, increased greenhouse gas emissions, knackered landscapes and higher home insurance costs! And you have a lot to gain – pristine blanket bogs, higher carbon stores and Hen Harriers living free in our uplands! Throw off the shackles of the oppressive hedge-fund managers and take up your mouse pointers and click on ban driven grouse shooting!