Category: hunting & the countryside

Washout

Despite growing awareness, our government still allows landowners to help flood the homes of people living downstream.

Landlocked

Bullying and intimidation dominate the British countryside, as landowners and shooters assert their power.

Parklife

Our national parks are ecological deserts, run for the benefit of a tiny minority. It’s time we reclaimed them.

Black Hole

The fake grassroots campaign run by grouse shooters is just one instance of the way democracy is being bypassed

Peak Squirrel

How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot – an astonishing tale of ecological restoration.

Breaking the Silence

It’s time to bring the Highland Spring south, and, like Scotland, introduce democracy to this quasi-feudal nation.

Highland Spring?

Will Scotland please get off its knees and challenge the people who claim to own it.

The Shooting Party

As the food queues lengthen, the government is giving our money to the super-rich.

Captive Animals

How Natural England became the servant of the landed classes.

The Resurgent Aristocracy

Rural policy is once again the preserve of the elite, and wildlife and people suffer as a result.

The Estate We’re In

Thanks to an aristocratic minister, state spending is being used to support pheasant shoots and destroy birds of prey.

Arrested Development

The wild boar cull should be halted, and we should stop confusing conservation with gardening.

Paddle pusher

Canoes have a low impact on the environment, yet they are more restricted than cars.

Free at last

We get the right to roam, but a predatory landlord has been chosen to enforce it

The Hunters And The Hunted

It’s not just about fox-hunting: we must re-examine all aspects of our involvement with the natural world