POINT OF VIEW What’s caught my attention this week!
Praise for Packham
I CAN’T believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually praising Chris Packham, who was once abysmally rude to me in public for being a fisherman.
Seems he’s not an angler himself, and he can’t abide anyone else for believing in the sport, either. But I’m leaving that aside for a moment, because I do applaud his initiative on creating a manifesto for wildlife.
I haven’t quite got to the bottom of this yet, but we’ve really got to look at what is happening to all our wildlife, aquatic or not. As he says, we are close to the bottom of a league table of 160 countries when it comes to looking after nature. For a nation of dog lovers, Countryfile watchers and David Attenborough lovers, that is abysmal.