How Natural England are lying about their plans to allow destruction of robin nests

More on the Tories’ policy of culling our feathered friends so that their donors in the construction industry can made a quick buck. Of course, it’s not the first time the Tories and their donors have shown their absolute contempt for conservation and the environment. Way back in the 1990s Private Eye covered the mysterious poisoning of protected birds of prey on Lord McAlpin’s estate in Scotland. This was illegal, and never properly investigated. McAlpin was a big donor to the Tories. Strange coincidence, that.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Natural England thought their plans to allow the widespread destruction of robin and starling nests and eggs would go unnoticed.

In fact they hid their plans so well that most people only heard about them the day before the so-called public consultation period was due to end – yesterday.

However, Natural England seem to have been panicked into making a hurried defence of themselves after the widespread sharing of this article on the subject:

Here’s the real reason the Tories are allowing the destruction of robin eggs and nests

Here’s Natural England’s response, taken from their website:

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Sounds reasonable?

Well it would if it were true.

Natural England is trying to pretend that they want to allow licences in cases where nests may pose a health and safety hazard.

This is a lie.

Because Natural England already allow licences to destroy nests in those cases.

What the…

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