Protest march to Downing Street, 12th August 2017

A coalition of wildlife campaigners will be marching to Downing Street on the Inglorious 12th August 2017 to protest about the on-going cruelty and criminality against badgers, foxes and hen harriers in the UK countryside.

Key issues of this protest include the Government’s ineffective and costly badger cull policy, strengthening rather than appealing the Hunting Act, raising awareness of barbaric fox-cub hunting, and calling for a ban on driven grouse shooting.

Supported by all the major wildlife protection charities (including Badger Trust, LACS, IFAW, Born Free), the march will begin at Cavendish Square at 1.30pm before heading down Regents St, Pall Mall, around Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall, ending at Richmond Terrace opposite Downing Street.

Speakers will include Chris Packham, Dominic Dyer, Mark Avery and others.


10 Responses to “Protest march to Downing Street, 12th August 2017”

  1. 1 Keith Aspden
    July 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Hello Keith

    Thank you for your email

    Natural England is currently investigating the reports from the RSPB, and until that concludes we cannot comment further on an active case

    Thank you once again for your enquiry

    Natural England Enquiries Team

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Keith Aspden [mailto:keith@keithaspden.co.uk]
    Sent: 07 July 2017 19:52
    To: Enquiries (NE)
    Subject: Culling of Nesting Lesser Black Backed Gulls

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I was dismayed to learn of the recent cull of Nesting Lesser Black Backed Gulls, apparently licensed by yourselves, on the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire. The birds were shot on the nest leaving the young to starve or be predated.

    There has been a dramatic decline in breeding numbers of this species and they have been placed on the RSPB list of special concern for a number of years. I understand that licenses are only issued on the basis of genuine scientific study and I would appreciate if you would kindly let me know what study has been conducted in this case and on what basis the license was issued.


    Keith Aspden

    • 2 Nimby
      July 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Dear [un]Natural England
      What is so sensitive that you are unable to explain what the scientific rationale is behind this slaughter? Surely refusal to demonstrate open and transparent conduct of business is simply likely to encourage continued scrutiny and questioning?

  2. 3 Harry Bickerstaff
    July 10, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Don’t know how to post this on this web page, so my apologies; On Sunday, July 30, There is a GLEN ISLA sporting estate visit. Apparently, a guided visit to a sporting estate in Glen Isla, with the gamekeeper. Meet at Fergus (NO193682) Turn right off the B951, past Forfar Castle. (From 2-4 pm)

    • 4 J .Coogan
      July 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Yeh, organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust ,Angus and Dundee group, Jesus you couldn’t make it up. The bullshit will yards deep and those idiots will lap it up.

      • 5 Pip
        July 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        Not every member of the SWT is and idiot (thanks for that) but I agree this is a particularly stupid visit – the SWT, like the RSPB reminds me of the curates egg – good in places………………

      • 6 Chris
        July 11, 2017 at 7:11 am

        Here we go, an attempt by a Wildlife Trust to get people to see for themselves, and perhaps forge an understanding between different approaches to environmental management. Go with an open and enquiring mind, not a closed and ignorant one. You might actually find the “yards deep” bullshit is stacked up on both sides of the fence… Neither approach is perfect, polarized sides will never be able to find a workable consensus, but that’s not what you want, is it? You just want your will imposed, which makes you as bad as the worst of the gamekeeping community.

        And I’m just going to add, I will not come back to this to argue with the negative attitudes that will no doubt be expressed. I have better things to do with my time!

        • 7 J .Coogan
          July 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

          Yeh, lets all have a candle lit vigil and sort this thing out . Where have you been? Time for talking loooong gone, anyway thanks for proving my point “idiots”.

  3. 8 Dave Mitchell
    July 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I might just turn up for that to ask a few awkward questions . Anyone else fancy going ?

  4. 10 David Drury
    July 10, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    The mindless persecution of raptors on grouse moors in the interest of providing amusement for ruling class morons must stop. Close driven grouse shooting on estates found guilty of environmental crime. Imprisonment for those responsible.

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