Hunting and wildlife
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