The Daily Telegraph today.
Findlay Wilde’s blog of 4 December.
Well done Findlay! You have made it to ‘activist’ in the national press – only a couple of steps to go to get to ‘eco-zealot’.
An unnamed MP – what odds would you give that it was Simon Hart (ex chief exec and well-paid consultant of the Countryside Alliance?) – seems to think that ‘…hundreds of thousands of rural people involved in game shooting will be surprised that there are ‘concerns’ about the industry at the centre of Government’. Well, if they are surprised it’s only because they’ve had their heads stuck somewhere where they cannot either see or hear for the last decade!
The dinosaurs who turned up in the Westminster Hall debate on grouse shooting will be worried that Michael Gove’s Defra is positioning the Conservative Party away from being the wildlife-killing party in a sensible move to close off some electoral haemorrhaging. You wait – grouse shooting may play a part in the next general election.
And to make sure that it does, please sign Gavin Gamble’s e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting.