‘I’ve never been threatened by a barn owl or a buzzard’

There was a striking difference between the pictorial and written content of the Gazette letters page last week – photos of local nature and complaints about the destruction of it.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 2:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 2:45 pm

Then on the next page Whispering Smith reported that Natural England has apparently been ‘doing in’ various wild birds for five years on grounds of ‘public safety’.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been threatened by a barn owl or a buzzard.

Nature is bountiful enough to grow free of charge and we’re paying good money to have it wiped out again. As a well-known columnist on a top national newspaper often puts it: ‘Makes you proud to be British, doesn’t it’?!

Barn Owl (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Jacqueline Deeks

Wendy Ridge, Rustington


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