Pine Marten’s first arrived on the British Isles after the last ice age and the second most common carnivore on these islands, but are now one of the rarest mammal species here, with no recorded sitings in Yorkshire’s forests for 35 years. But footage has been released of a Pine Marten sighting in Yorkshire and it is ultra-cute (see video above)!
This video is from the Warwickshire Badger Group and is too cute for words!
This year the badger cull zone has, despite what the scientific evidence reveals, has been expanded to include the entirety of what has been coloured red in the above picture.
The organisation Devon & Cornwall Against The Badger Cull have stated on their site –
“Devon faces several new cull zones this autumn, particularly in north and mid Devon. If you live in Devon, it is now highly likely that you live either within or very close to a badger cull zone.
If the culls are allowed to go ahead unopposed, tens of thousands of Devon & Cornwall’s badgers will be killed over the next few years. If you haven’t been involved before, now’s the time to get in touch with us and find out what you can do to help stop the cull and save lives in Devon & Cornwall. There is a role for everyone. For Somerset, please visit Somerset Against the Badger Cull.
Cornwall and in north Devon the cull companies failed to reach their original targets. Target figures are supposed to be based on a scientific estimation of the badger population within the cull area so that up to (but no more than) 70% of the existing population is killed. A week before the cull was due to end, kill targets were mysteriously halved in several zones, seriously calling into question the supposed science behind the cull. So much for the badgers shifting the goalposts!”
In Devon, as shown in the above chart, the cullers most successful means of killing these creatures is via cage trapping, which means that dealing with the cages needs to be the focus of eco-radical direct action – here is information on how to get involved with the hunt saboteurs, should you wish to support the resistance against the cull.
You can also attend this meeting, should you want to support the resistance against the cull.
We need boots on the ground and people to help deal with the cages and protect the badger populations in Devon, and in other counties within the cull zone (and outside it). Be an ally to wildlife and please do not tolerate these abhorrent acts of specicide!
“As hunt saboteurs we are witnesses to the all-out war against wildlife which seems to be the main activity in the so-called countryside. Open country is the playground of the rich, and a few patches of scrubby woods remain only because they are managed for hunting and shooting. These copses and areas of scrub are not of sufficient size or quality to maintain a great diversity of plant and animal life. Whatever animals do manage to survive are terrorised, poisoned, trapped and shot by gamekeepers, terrier men, blethering aristocrats and various other professional or amateur sadists. While crossing the countryside to sabotage a foxhunt we will usually find much evidence of other wildlife abuse – shooting pens, snares, larsen-traps and often active shooters. I have seen a pair of rifle-shooters halfway through the day surrounded by the corpses of at least fifty wood-pigeons and a crow. Without our intervention they would have killed another fifty birds in the rest of the day. Walking, cycling or driving through country lanes it is all too easy to believe that the countryside is an idyllic refuge for nature, but looking a little deeper it appears more like an enormous factory of waste, pollution and animal abuse. Even the massacre of wildlife does not compare to the stinking farmyards, littered with dead machinery, where millions of sick and suffering animals are raised on antibiotics, hormones and cash-crop concentrates to feed up the next generation of European heart-attack victims who occasionally trundle past in their 4x4s. An irate farmer once said to a sab, “What would happen if I wasn’t here managing this land? The trees would grow and the birds would come back! There’d be little birds everywhere! And then what would you do?” This fear and hatred of wild plants and animals is typical of the alienation from nature that agro-industrial workers suffer. As usual, hatred justifies abuse.” from Do Or Die issue 10
Today I went badger sett checking with a group of people which included another hunt sab, someone from badger watch and someone I absolutely didn’t trust. Please watch the clips for info on the day –
The cull zone is being extended to the point that it is going to make it so difficult for us to be an effective presence of resistance and to protect the badgers. So we need people who are sympathetic with the cause to join in and to sab the cull. We need people who are trustworthy, safe and reliable, because informants and infiltrators could potentially create a huge amount of problems.
Here is info on how to join the hunt sabs.
Here is info on how get involved outside of direct actions.
Here are some 2 links on laws you should be aware of – link 1, link 2.
Here is information on how to badger watch.
Some photos from today at the sett that’s been killed off –
All life is beautiful, which should be celebrated and enjoyed. Here is a gif and 2 videos for your enjoyment.
Rampaging wild boar have killed 3 ISIS fighters and injured 5 more in the Kirkuk region of North Iraq.
Sadly, according to one source, other ISIS members have taken revenge against the wild boar, though it is not clear how. But all wars have casualties, and in the fight against civilisation and these clerical fascists this minor victory is still one to celebrate.
So thank you to those wild boar resisting ISIS and fighting back against their ecocidal and genocidal activities. Speaking for myself, you shall not be forgotten!
Video taken from the South Devon Animal Rights Facebook page.