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 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!
A search of thousands of British Beaches has found that almost three quarters of them are littered with lentil sized plastic pellets, known as nurdles.
These pellets are used as a raw material in the production of plastic products.
They soak up chemical pollutants from their surroundings and release them into animals who eat them, such as fish and birds.