Is the BBC impartial?

“He may be vegan, but that hasn’t dissuaded Chris Packham from sinking his teeth into the BBC, which pays him handsomely for presenting Springwatch. After watching its coverage of the Tory leadership debate, Packham wails: ‘Why is this wretched fiasco on BBC One?’” Writes Richard Eden in the Daily Mail. Why wouldn’t it be, this …

Another Point of View

We have received this commentary which we thought would be worth sharing. Thank you to the author for allowing us to publish this in support of a rural fightback. ‘I keep coming back to a simple but controversial issue: this is our culture, our lifestyle for generations. We’re repeatedly hearing minorities being given rights and …

Debunking Misinformation Around Trophy Hunting

Over the last few months there has been heated debate around the subject of the proposed ban on imports of hunting trophies into the UK. The proposed Private Members Bill is here Importing of hunting trophies banned to protect world’s threatened species – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Controversy around how the evidence has been gathered remains a …

Rebutting Misinformation

How can we get better at identifying, checking and rebutting misinformation that is often shared to the detriment of rural communities? For example, it has often been stated that livestock farming is major contributor to CO² and Methane emissions; that eating meat is harmful to health and UK farming is cruel. None of these statements …