Mr Slater of Natural England – a star blogger

Natural England has been forced into some wise back-tracking which they call clarification and some unconvincing verbal contortions through the pressure put on them by blogs such as this and the social media storm into which they often blunder. They are, after all, No-Mates Natural England. Their attempt to shore up their reputation came in…

Just a taster

I requested some stuff from Natural England – a sample of the application forms for successful applications for conservation licences made last year – see here for a quck update. I got a pile of stuff the other day and I will work my way through it this weekend. But here is a taster of…

Wild Justice quoted in the Guardian today

Given that the government isn’t clamping down on field sports, you can see why the industry thinks they’ve got powerful mates. The rule of six decision has woken up the Labour party and millions of other people to ask why nothing has been done. The scale of it is just massive, yet partridge and pheasant…

The red tag of shame

The Avery household was thrown into paroxysms of self-doubt, mutual recrimination and abject shame when our recycling was rejected by the bin emptiers with a red tag of shame almost two weeks ago. We’re hoping to make the grade this week. Of course it was my fault. I had put a bag which I regarded…