Not everybody loves Wild Justice as much as we do. The shooting industry, for example, appears most displeased to be told that their ‘right’ to release farmed pheasants in vast numbers might not actually be legal as it could damage protected habitats (Wild Justice have been granted a judicial review of the impacts of non-native gamebirds on sites of high nature conservation importance). And how about shooters who had been happily abusing General Licences giving them the ‘right’ to kill wild birds otherwise protected by law until Wild Justice stepped in: not fans apparently. Now it looks as though they might be adding Natural Resources Wales to the list of toes they’ve trodden on since they formed. How so? The latest press-release from WJ explains all…Continue reading
“We’re contacting you this evening to ask you to add your voice to the outcry over the death of this young eagle. Please take a few minutes to email both the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cabinet Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham (CabSecECCLR@gov.scot).
A large number of emails, polite emails, will undoubtedly make a difference. What you say is, of course, up to you but please say something.” Wild Justice, 28 July 2020
This one is going to cause ructions in baronial halls and shooting estate managers offices up and down the land – an application by our favourite crime-fighting trio of Dr Mark Avery, Dr Ruth Tingay, and Chris Packham (aka Wild Justice) for a judicial review of the impacts of vast releases of non-native gamebirds on sites of high nature conservation importance has just been granted.Continue reading
Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists, and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis. We could think of them as ‘check-ins’ – as in, ‘checking-in to make sure we’re all okay’.Continue reading
Our favourite trio of ‘injustice fighters’ – Dr Mark Avery, Dr Ruth Tingay, and Chris Packham CBE aka Wild Justice (and if you don’t know what WJ is or what they do have a read of our write-up of their first birthday party) – have launched a Crowdfunder to challenge yet another poorly-written and scientifically illiterate piece of legislation in the courts. They’re again taking on the General Licences – this time in Wales.Continue reading