What is Wild Justice?
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.