Tag: Bob Berzins

GOTL: Bob Berzins | A Network of Crime (10:56)

As moorland campaigner Bob Berzins says in this shortcast,”The shooting industry is not built on Pennine granite, it’s a castle made of sand, and the tide is coming in.”  And living in the Peak District and seeing the failing and crime-ridden grouse moors up close Bob should know. Bob wrote a blog recently for the Raptor Persecution UK (RPUK) website which was titled “Organised crime, harassment & intimidation – another day on the grouse moors” and that’s very much the theme of this shortcast which he suggested should be titled “A Network of Crime’.

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The Off the Leash Podcast Episode 12

Our second episode of season two starts with a discussion of Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy and a look at Earth Overshoot Day (which this year fell in July).  We have a new team member – Lisa Marley introduces herself in a shortcast. Charlie talks about August 7th’s upcoming Hen Harrier Day, and Bob Berzins follows up with a shortcast about the harassment and intimidation he faces for speaking out about wildlife crime on grouse moors. In Heroes and Villains we praise Luke Steele and Wild Moors for their work with Yorkshire Water, student and artist Giuditta Migiani for her superb badger pictograms, and the RNLI (not a charity normally in our focus but Nigel Farage’s comments were just plain stupid); our Villians of the Week are the organisers of the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show for banning Action Against Foxhunting and the regressive ‘countryside lobbyists’ who want to water down animal welfare and animal sentience legislation.  Finally, in our 60 Second Shoutout we flag up our own expanding collection of shortcasts and a Defra consultation on extending the Ivory Act to cover all ivory-bearing species.

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