What is Wild Jus­tice?

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - News Feature -

Launched in Fe­bru­ary 2019 by Chris Pack­ham, blog­ger and cam­paigner Mark Avery and an­ti­rap­tor-per­se­cu­tion cam­paigner Ruth Tin­gay, the group is light on its feet, with no staff or premises. It also has no mem­bers to an­swer to; it is not be­holden to any­one. “The un­der­ly­ing premise of Wild Jus­tice,” Pack­ham says, “is to change the way that we see wildlife crime so that it’s seen as a real crime. And our sec­ond ob­jec­tive is to open up a new front for con­ver­sa­tion on the le­gal side of things.” In March, Wild Jus­tice raised £36,000 (within 10 days) from pub­lic do­na­tions for its first le­gal case. The group is ac­tively pur­su­ing sev­eral new cases, cov­er­ing dif­fer­ent habi­tats and re­gions across the UK.

Chris Pack­ham, Ruth Tin­gay and Mark Avery make their chal­lenge.

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