Shooter arrested, threatened, abused

Barry Swain is a pest controller from Yorkshire who has paying clients who help him shoot. He had a job for a farmer to clear out a large number of Canada geese. They shot some geese and he posted the photo of the result on Facebook. It had lots of ‘likes’ from his friends. Imagine his surprise to find himself on BBC regional news that evening. That was in September 2019. Five months later, he has endured being arrested and left in police cells for five hours then released without charge, pursued and threatened by anti-hunters both face-to-face and online, and to cap it all the local MP, Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey in West Yorkshire, has written to the Secretary of State for the Environment asking her to find a reason to stop Barry going about his lawful legitimate activity. Here is his story.