Animal rights organisations believe in letting animals run free. But look what happens when you do. Animal welfare consultant and former head of the League Against Cruel Sports Jim Barrington examines what we can learn from wildlife disasters including Oostvaardersplassen in the Netherlands and the Baronsdown deer ‘sanctuary’ in the UK, where well-meaning animal rights activists caused the deaths of hundreds of large animals in the pursuit of a dream that only exists in Disney.
The Countryside Alliance recognises that our wildlife laws are in need of updating and that leaving the EU is an opportunity for us to shape new laws specifically for the UK.
Read the pdf. The Big Conversation Wildlife-Law
For more on Oostvaardersplassen, watch this film
For the original Baronsdown exposé watch this film