Countryside Alliance Animal Welfare Consultant Jim Barrington has written an essay for Conservative blog site Bright Blue in which he makes the case for wildlife management.

In “Our man-made countryside requires wildlife management” Jim writes: “It’s no surprise that ‘Conservative’ groups have now been formed, all designed to create the impression that the views expressed are held by the mainstream of the Tory Party. But look a little harder and some uncomfortable facts emerge, the first being that these groups have been formed and are run by the same few people, the ‘founder’ being a committee member of the League Against Cruel Sports – an organisation that has been censured a number of times for producing anti-Tory material in contradiction of Charity Commission rules. There are also links with Brian May’s Save Me Trust, a body that has also strongly criticised the Conservative Party; requests as to who is funding these groups are consistently refused.”

Read Jim’s blog in full.