Megan McCubbin on Shooting

“Every year, 35 million pheasants and partridges are released in the UK countryside for shooting.” No doubt you’ve all seen this video, now read the facts. There are no accurate numbers available so the “35 million pheasants and partridges” is an estimate, or a guess. Activists rarely share information so this guess varies widely depending …

Pest Control

The management and ethics of pest control, best practice, methods etc. For example, rats are the main problem around the stables, they spread disease, eat into any feed sacks they can get to and freak the horses out. Poison is not favoured though due to the high risk of secondary poisoning should a bird of …

Fundraising Events

We have been working hard in the background and are pleased to announce we are now ready to help support anybody who wishes to host a fundraising event for The Packham 3. We will be able to advertise the events on here, design posters and also set up the events on the Countryside Fightback Facebook …

Disneyfication

What do people think of Disneyfication, the modern-day tendency to apply safe or human-like characteristics to wildlife and/or livestock? Described as Disneyfication, if ‘safe’ characteristics are applied, or anthropomorhism where human characteristics are suggested. This can lead to people doing stupid and/or dangerous things. For example, the current trend towards picking up lambs for 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 …

Why should people support the Packham 3 Fundraiser?

You are all aware of Wild Justice. Theirs is a well-funded war of attrition, and you can be sure their future actions will have a significant impact on the countryside. This will be throughout the entire spectrum of country activities including farming, fishing, hunting, stalking and shooting.Here is an interesting article which shows the impacts …

Have you been SLAPPed ?

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation are an increasing problem in defamation law. In his Foreword to the government consultation – which is here – Dominic Raab defines SLAPPs as: “SLAPPs can be characterised as an abuse of the legal process, where the primary objective is to harass, intimidate and financially and psychologically exhaust one’s opponent …