Tagged with Paterson

Dr Brian May master of Brock n Roll

Today’s news that Dr Brian May CBE has won the 2014 Observer Ethical Award alongside Peter Wilcox is just reward for Brian’s unwavering commitment to animal welfare issues. The 2013 badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset focussed attention on his work, but Brian is not a one issue rock star. Brian ...read more →

Nature pushed to the edge

Nature has been pushed to the edge in the most recent change to Common Agricultural Programme rules.  Minister George Eustice MP believes that subsidised fields of peas and beans will be good for nature.  That’s what he said on BBC Radio 4 World at One today June 10th.  The Wildlife Trusts ...read more →

Gloucestershire badger cull fiasco writ large

The news that the Gloucestershire badger cull had missed its target was no surprise to those of us who did not believe that a farmer led free shooting programme could be a success.  Indeed, Lord Krebbs memorably referred to it as ‘this crazy scheme‘.  However the figures made public today ...read more →

Government not in tune with Nature

Gannet copyright Gordon McGlone PhotoNatura Government is not in tune with Nature I grew up in Southampton in a working class family with no car, few books and no wildlife mentor.  I discovered the world around me for myself, clambering over rubble heaps looking for lizards or digging for rag ...read more →