Jonathan Reynolds, senior research scientist at the shooting industry’s Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, commented: “We don’t know why they [foxes] are getting bigger, but one possible explanation is that they are getting better fed in urban areas.”
On the subject of hunting with hounds, impartiality is rarely a consideration for the BBC, almost every one of their regular reports on hunting leads with the pro-hunt viewpoint with a token quote from a wildlife advocate for ‘balance’.
After being hounded by the media and politicians alike, RBS chief Stephen Hester has reluctantly waived his £963.000 bonus for 2011. It appears that the fox-hunt fanatic isn’t too keen on hunting when he’s the quarry.
On the day much of the media were reporting on the jailing of four thugs who were caught laughing as their dogs tore badgers to pieces, the Shropshire Star found a wildlife site owner who was happy to denigrate badgers.
Daily Mail hack Quentin Letts can usually be found getting his knickers in a twist over some nonsense that even Theresa May would be embarrassed to mention. This time it concerns the arrest of ‘middle-class pillars.’