Category: Opinion

Shooting Times speaks out over raptor persecution

If you kill raptors and you buy Shooting Times, please desist from doing both. You are ruining our sport and we don’t want your custom. https://t.co/YJN06aKHie — Shooting Times (@ShootingTimes) 14 March 2018 Change was never going to come overnight but reform has been happening for some time. We would all like to get to

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Freethinkers, echo chambers and the cult of personality in conservation

Just as it is in politics, the cult of personality is alive and well in the environmental field. Just as the charisma, views, values and outlooks of notable politicians – Trump, Corbyn, Merkel – shapes our political ideologies, so do the same features mould and sculpt our views on environmental issues. Influencing everything from our

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Hunting and Optics: should I feel guilty for where I shop?

It cannot have escaped your attention that, over the past few weeks, some optics companies (those who produce binoculars, scopes and cameras) have received a large amount of criticism due to their ties to the hunting industry. Indeed, following the publication of their first report in 2016, Ethical Consumer has published a second report highlighting the

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Labour’s Animal Welfare Plan with regards to wild animals

It surely won’t have escaped your attention that just over a week ago now, the Labour party released what they have branded as a plan for the future of animal welfare under a Labour government. Based on the response of conservationists, campaigners and various online commentators, it appears said plan has gone down rather well.

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