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An idiot’s guide to hen harrier brood meddling, FAO Countryside Alliance & GWCT

Earlier this week we blogged about the Countryside Alliance and GWCT’s responses to the legal challenge against Natural England’s decision to licence hen harrier brood meddling (see here).

Both organisations struggled to understand why there should be resistance to this ludicrous plan, calling opposition from conservationists “extraordinary” and “odd“.

This idiot’s guide might help (thanks, Mr Carbo):


12 Responses to “An idiot’s guide to hen harrier brood meddling, FAO Countryside Alliance & GWCT”


  1. 1 Dawn McLaren
    December 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I can only think these half whits think ” meddling ” licences are fine because they are HALF WHITS !!!

  2. 2 Bamboo
    December 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    One cartoon picture says it all!!!

  3. 3 Loki
    December 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Excellent cartoon – says it all! C’mon Mark – hope you nail Unnatural England next year!

  4. 4 Roy Hicks
    December 15, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    not forgetting Natural England issuing licences to kill up to 10 buzzards!! idiots!

  5. 5 J .Coogan
    December 15, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Spot on again Mr Carbo.

  6. 6 Douglas Malpus
    December 16, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Carbo that is brilliant. But sadly true, under present conditions of penalties for doing such criminal activity.

    Doug

  7. December 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    illegal activity has the tacit approval of many in Parliament as long as you are rich and powerful enough and pay a high level of taxes. The massive tax income from Environmental Tourism into rural comnmunities is of course ignored, even though it is by far the greater. Also they do not wish to accept the environmental and climate damage caused by Grouse Moor management !! The balance of the accounts if each were to be compared, would be most interesting to see ?

    ‘Brood Meddling’ also in effect, approves of and condones illegality.

    We are expected to respect these people. The hypocrisy of this makes one want to puke !

  8. December 16, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Gamekeepers call for all sat tagged birds to be dyed bright green or yellow. “Give us a chance to get the ID right!” , exclaimed the merry old countryman and spokesman for the SGA.

    • 9 Douglas Malpus
      December 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Perhaps a red flashing light would help SGA at night, when their night sight batteries are low.

      Cynically, Doug

      • December 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

        Mr Carbo should start a ‘realDavidGilruth’ or ‘realAmanda’ twiiter or fb account.
        Although with second thoughts not sure we need to, with the comments they already make being funny enough.

  9. 11 Les Wallace
    December 17, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Mr Carbo also did a hilarious cartoon about beavers and SNH. These really hit the nail on the head!

  10. 12 Roger
    December 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Who are these “people” who “represent” “natural” England?


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