Lucy Mangan: want to kill Cock Robin?

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Posted by: Newswalle

I've never been one to trust my instincts. They are very close to the emotions, and if they have ever done anyone any good feelings? You non-essential purchases, good sex, and if you are not very careful, personal happiness only lead. This is not the way Guardian.

So I ignored the strong train to my attention a story about the latest recommendations from government environmental adviser to Natural England organ. This means that the public ageneral license to destroy nests and eggs of birds, when "a potential danger." For now, you see, you need a special permit to show that a few grams of feathers and twigs wildlife pose a significant risk to life and limb before you can kill to obtain, for example, a family of robins or starlings and wagtail ( all of which fall under the new rules).

Of course, with the birds, well, frivolous creatures, although this system is not foolproof. Very few (especially robins – as arrogant) send details of their nesting grounds to the competent authorities to protest against the destruction of potential; even fewer have neighbors who appeal if a landowner aformal unscrupulous sheets submitted much wagtail and broken egg shells in their wake.

"Not strange," I thought as a cross-reading. "I would have thought tiny robins 'n' more protection, you do not need less, and … Oh, look, Beyoncs has a new photo ofher and Solange." Andi Moved on.

Others, fortunately they have, including Tom Stolz, who took astick and poked the hill Natural England a little and looked at what came. Not find much evidence in its report on the threat of supposedly rampant Robins et al, however, found that the chairman of the organization, appointed last year, public and venture capitalist counterpart Andrew Sells. Was the President of the Wyevale garden centers and board member of the Royal Horticultural Society, which is certainly with active experience in the ecological, environmental and / or conservation area. He is also a major Conservative party donor and founder of a company-owned brownfield sites, which is sold a few years ago developed. Developers high on the list of donors to the Tory party, of course. You are a happy group. They love to be together.

So maybe the removal is some of the protection of wild animals often delayed and cut into the profits of the developers not so rare after all. Or maybe we are outside the magic circle of Natural England are just shameful cynical as starlings flock together and fill the air with meaningless chatter as it rolls through an innocent sky.

Maybe Natural England is fighting the good fight, trying to break the monopoly and Big Robin has built along the Christmas card market. Maybe you have a bad sign that Starlings are the main carriers of a mutation of bird flu that jump the species barrier to humans and try to save us without us were scared. But my instinct – especially if I change the name to "conclusions educated" – say otherwise.

They say that once again, that the world that we share with our politicians is organized as a service, and everything and everyone who gets in the way, can be mercilessly crushed. We all eggshells underfoot.

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