Wildlife: when animal rights gets it wrong



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 wheat 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.

▶ To read the new Countryside Alliance wildlife discussion document, ‘Wildlife Law: The Big Conversation’ go to Countryside-Alliance.org/wildlife-law
▶ For more on Oostvaardersplassen, watch this film
▶ For the original Baronsdown exposé watch this film

This item appears on YouTube in Fieldsports Britain, episode 431 Bit.ly/fieldsportsbritain431

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