I know what you’re thinking, this is another post trying to separate you from your hard-earned money. You’re right, it is, and I am not ashamed to say so. This is an important fight, not only for The Packham 3, but for us all.
It is one we MUST win.
Is The Packham 3 Case Evidence of SLAPP?
Elsewhere on this site is a discussion of SLAPP, short for Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation. For a simple explanation you could do worse than look here.
Essentially though, it is a misuse of the legal system to prevent, or limit, public scrutiny of an organisation or individual. In the USA various anti-SLAPP legislation has already been introduced and similar legislation is being considered in the UK. This will be far too late to be of benefit to the defendants in The Packham 3 case.
The defendants are being sued individually, something that is unusual in these cases. The costs of the action are being deliberately set much higher than necessary in an attempt to freeze out dissent. In simple terms, prevent dissent by making it too expensive for the defendants to continue.
It is not the first time this has happened; in fact, a number of activists and their associated organisations have what might be described as ‘form’ for this kind of action.
We are determined not to lose
It is imperative that these activists should fail, and that people be allowed to contribute fairly to raise awareness of the actions of activists who nibble away daily at our rights in what is truly a war of attrition.
This affects not only the defendants in The Packham 3 case, but everyone who works, lives or simply supports traditional rural activities. It includes farming, shooting, angling, hunting, gamekeeping, beating, in fact everyone who supports, or is supported by these areas.
The enemy have deep pockets and can afford to take an almost unlimited number of these types of legal actions knowing it will be very difficult for anyone to oppose them.
For these reasons the Packham 3 Fundraising Team is constantly looking for new ways to raise funds to redress the balance. The latest opportunity being examined is that of an online auction and also a live hosted dinner auction. We will briefly explain the principle below.
We have effectively gone through market research stage looking for the best platform to use. This has now been completed.
The first of two auctions will work by asking people, organisations and businesses to donate items to be auctioned off to raise funds. A transparent online auction process is available to ensure fairness and accountability. All monies raised go directly to the Solicitors Client Account.
Items can be physical in nature, such as furniture, books, pictures, or could take the form of tickets to an event, or vouchers. Anything, in fact, that others would find of value and would, therefore, be prepared to bid on. This will be set up as an online ‘Ebay’ type auction.
The second auction which we are already in the process of starting to organise is an even bigger auction event. The event will have a hosted live online auction in which guests and online participants can take part. It will auction off some high-end donations already secured thanks to our very generous donors. If you are interested in knowing more and would like to reserve a ticket, then please contact us here.
So Now We Need Your Help
We are asking you for donations for both of the auctions. At this juncture we are prepared to consider any and all donations but please consider carefully. For example, there may be family members who covet an item you are considering donating, we wouldn’t want to cause any rifts! Good choices could be items you might buy if you didn’t have one. Alternatively, perhaps you know a manufacturer or retailer who would consider providing something to donate.
If you have anything to donate or have suggestions for organisations or individuals we could approach, could you please contact us here using the contact form.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are at a crossroads in this war and, if we take the wrong road, our way of life is in danger of disappearing forever.