I received an email from Helena Horton of the Daily Telegraph yesterday afternoon asking for a quote and a chat about NE’s licensing of taking Peregrines from the wild.
I, and Wild Justice, have recent experience with the Telegraph and Ms Horton (see here, here) and so back in February, after another lapse on the part of the Telegraph, I wrote here that to get anything out of me in future Ms Horton would have to write 20 lines ‘Mark Avery is not an animal rights activist’.
I reminded her of that yesterday.
Ms Horton wouldn’t comply and so I told her to go elsewhere and she clearly did.
Journalists are used to dealing with people who are gagging to have their names in newspapers and will put up with shoddy treatment in order to see their organisations mentioned – that doesn’t apply to me. I generally give people and organisations the benefit of the doubt until let down by them. The Daily Telegraph has treated Wild Justice and me shoddily so they will have to admit their error if they want access to me – and if they don’t, then that’s fine by me.