Mary Colwell

Thu 15 July 2021

Beak, Tooth and Claw: Why Predators are Needed for a Healthy British Countryside

Beak, Tooth and Claw: Why Predators are Needed for a Healthy British Countryside

From foxes and ravens attacking new-born lambs to weasels eating game-bird chicks, predators compete with us, putting them directly into the firing line. Farming, fishing, sport and leisure industries want to see numbers of predators reduced, and conservation organisations also worry that predators are threatening some endangered species. Other people, though, will go to great lengths to protect them from any harm. This clashing of worlds can be intense. So, what do we do?

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