Category: Blog Posts

French government okays glue sticks

The French government has – again – okayed the hideous cruel and indiscriminate practice of trapping migratory birds using glue-sticks. And just have a read of how a ‘hunter’ justifies his selfish and mediaeval hobby: “It is no more cruel than anything else in my opinion…But maybe I see it through the eyes of love.” Yeah, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than luring small birds to sticky traps where they either die like flies stick to flypaper or are condemned to a cage and used to lure in more birds…

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Podcast: Kate Bradbury | Minister of Urban Spaces One Year On

Kate Bradbury is an author, campaigner, and gardener. She is passionate about organic, wildlife-friendly gardening and brilliantly detailed her struggle to bring lfe back to a ‘decked, barren backyard’ in ‘The Bumblebee Flies Anyway’. She works tirelessly to inspire others to create better habitats for wildlife in their own gardens and outside spaces, and was the perfect choice to take on the role as Minister for Urban Spaces.

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Podcast: Becca Lush | Charity Pot

In 2007 Lush created the Charity Pot body cream to raise money for charities and other good causes, with 100% of the retail price paid by customers buying the product (minus the VAT, which has to go to the Government) given away to fund grassroots organisations around the world. By the end of 2019 Charity Pot had raised and distributed tens of millions of pounds.

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Common Decency Seven Years On

Some years ago, a website was published called ‘Common Decency’. The author wanted to show what life was like when a pheasant shoot you don’t want any part of starts up next door to your dream cottage. The noise, the disturbance, the hail of dying pheasants and lead shot falling into your new garden. As Charlie Moores writes, it all highlights the indfference of the shooting industry to the people it comes into contact with.

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