Hunt­ing and wildlife

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

As some­one who was born on a farm, lived in a town for 15 years and then be­came a dairy farmer in Sha­dox­hurst, I feel that I am well qual­i­fied to com­ment on Mike Bax’s lead­er­ship of the Kent Wildlife Trust (‘Call for wildlife boss to go over hunt­ing’, Au­gust 3.)

I see that more than 70,000 pe­ti­tion­ers do not live in the United Kingdom and I doubt that very few of the re­main­ing ones live in Kent, or are paid-up mem­bers of the trust.

Mr Bax’s small farm in Sha­dox­hurst is prob­a­bly the most eco-friendly I know. As a re­sult of his car­ing man­age­ment he has man­aged to at­tract foxes, badgers, hares, wood­cock, barn owls, king­fish­ers and many other forms of wildlife.

He even heats his house and sur­round­ing prop­er­ties with a burner us­ing his own sus­tain­able wood. Mr Bax leads by ex­am­ple, a rare thing nowa­days!

He has the re­spect of all gen­uine Ken­tish peo­ple and must not be put off by a pe­ti­tion run on Face­book, which re­lies on the press of a but­ton, with no back­ground knowl­edge or ac­count­abil­ity re­quired. Richard Beaugie Manor Farm, Ash­ford

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