Costs

Let’s hear it for the Aarhus Convention! So, of £26k raised in double-quick time last spring (2018!) £5k goes in costs and the rest goes to my, our, legal team. And that also pays for the appeal which we are pursuing. This shows clearly what a great a deal I had from my, our, legal…

Guest blog – The Ethics of Animal Exploitation part 3 by Alick Simmons

Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer.  After a period in private practice, he followed a 35-year career as a Government veterinarian, latterly as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer. Alick’s lifelong passion is wildlife; he volunteers for the RSPB and NE in Somerset, is chair of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare,…

Paul Leyland – Golfclub Duckfly

Paul writes: there is a recent practice for giving previously obscure hoverflies English names, in addition to their Latin ones. Often the names are fairly mundane and don’t really add to the insect’s appeal, however I think this one is great and is likely to make you more interested to look out for one. Anasimyia transfuga is…

Sunday quotes (22)

This week’s quotes are from Boris Johnson (born 1964) and I’ve tried to find ones which are vaguely about the environment but it’s quite a struggle… I forgot that to rely on a train, in Blair’s Britain, is to engage in a crapshoot with the devil. I was just chucking these rocks over the garden…

Sunday book review – Irreplaceable by Julian Hoffman

This is a book about saving wild places across the world. In its chapters we travel from a couple of places in Kent to Glasgow, the Gwent Levels, the Fens of Cambridgeshire but also the mid West of the USA, forests in India and the seas of Indonesia. Each of the chapters deal with a…