In our sixth episode we begin by discussing fur farming, Canada Goose, and the disgusting rabbit farms that T&S Nurseries are trying to set up. Dominic discusses an article he wrote for Byline Times looking at the poor performances of opposition parties on animal welfare. In a section on the so-called ‘badger cull’, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Tim Birch talks in a pre-record about his shock and anger that the cull will carry on for another four years and Charlie discusses the co-opting of the word ‘cull’ by government, industry, and lobbyists. In ‘Hero and Villian’ Dominic praises Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson, and Charlie talks about the BadgerCrowd’s Tom Langton (who provides a second pre-record on the ‘cull’ and crowdfunding for his upcoming Hgh Court Appeal). Dominic’s villain this week is Cornwall’s Carbis Bay Hotel and Charlie blasts irresponsible cat owners who allow their pets to decimate wildlife during the breeding season. In ’60 Second Sell’ we flag up a petition asking for a ‘no take’ of Spider Crabs and highlight two blogs as well as discussing Buglife’s new ‘bug splat’ app. Finally, we discuss our plans to open up the Off the Leash Podcasts website as a ‘community bulletin board’.
Refuse Planning for an Intensive Rabbit Farm in Cornwall Change.org/p/cornwall-council-refuse-planning-for-a-rabbit-farm-in-falmouth-cornwall
Animal Aid Investigators find appalling conditions at rabbit farm in Derbyshire
Byline Times Why the Conservatives Became The Animal Friendly Party
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Government approves badger culling to 2026 and ignores public consultation
The War on Wildlife Project Judicial Review over beaver killing licences
Animals Asia Animals Asia brings 101 bears home in largest ever operation of its kind
Tom Langton on Crowd Justice Help stop badger culling adding to England’s Biodiversity catastrophe
BBC News G7 Cornwall: Protest against Carbis Bay building work
Webinar (June 17th) – ‘Voices for Badgers’ How can we end DEFRA’s ineffectual badger killing spree?
Simon Mustoe BlogAnimal Impact
Stephen Thomson blog The Conservation Buddha
Buglife New bug splatter app to reveal more about insect populations
Music excerpts from ‘The Old Timer’ by Tigerblood Jewel (on Epidemic Sound)
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