“Decades of persecution by gamekeepers meeting their landowners’ desires for grouse or pheasant conservation for hunts, meant that by 1914 wildcats had been wiped out across the British and Irish Isles in all but the North and West of Scotland.
When the landowners and gamekeepers went off to fight in the First World War it gave the wildcats a break and they began to expand back into the rest of Scotland.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2986566/saving_scotlands_highland_tiger.html)
Has government considered allowing game shooters to fight terrorists? This would be much more fun for them and give our wildlife a break. Win:win.
“The British are the biggest card senders in the EU, and almost 2 in 5 (39%) of us buy our cards from specialist card retailers, but in WWF’s timber scorecard only one of the reviewed card sellers, Hallmark, scored highly on its sustainability policy and transparency for consumers. Card sellers like Paperchase and Clintons Cards received the lowest possible mark.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7756)
“These toxic chemicals [neonicotinoids] not only harm bees, they also persist in the agricultural landscape and contaminate soils, potentially harming invertebrates such as earthworms. They are picked up by wildflowers, get into the watercourse and are linked to a decline in birds and butterflies in farmed systems.
We now know that bumblebees can’t pollinate crops effectively when exposed to these pesticides, so it makes moral, ecological and economic sense to ban them.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/call-to-ban-bee-harming-pesticides-in-scotland/)
What else are we going to do with 15 beezillion unemployed bumblebees?
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