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capabilityfrowns · 22/01/2024 22:37

Aibu to think Chris Packham is just the most lovely human being , he's had laws enforced on killing birds for no reason , he's open about his Aspergers, he's a force for good in respect of all nature and I absolutely think he's fabulous. He's taken high court action against libel and won , he's just a lovely soul , a force for good in a world that cares very little for nature . I think he might be my hero . The dinner party guest is want to chat to .
I loved his earth series . It was exceptional.
And .....lastly
Animal experimentation is never going to work because they aren't human . I say this as a chronically ill person.

I love his passion in protecting animals from human harm while allowing them to be animals , predation , I love
Watching him on winter watch and spring watch and I genuinely think he deserves some recognition for his work .

He just seems to be an all round top
Bloke . Good on him .

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kittensinthekitchen · 23/01/2024 01:28

So you're not a 'police officer' anymore then?

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FloofCloud · 23/01/2024 01:33

capabilityfrowns · 23/01/2024 01:23

It appears not to be tested on animals . Yay for me ! If it comes to it !

Yes it was! Where did you read that it's not been tested on animals?!

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penjil · 23/01/2024 01:36

capabilityfrowns · 22/01/2024 23:00

It's an animals sanctuary not a zoo . How typical.

There's no difference.

Animals are either in their natural habitat, or they're not.

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CreakyStairs · 23/01/2024 01:51

I can't stand the whining prick.

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CreakyStairs · 23/01/2024 01:52

kittensinthekitchen · 23/01/2024 01:28

So you're not a 'police officer' anymore then?

🤭

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maximist · 23/01/2024 01:54

Someone's been drinking the water again.

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Missingmyusername · 23/01/2024 02:10

Grimchmas · 22/01/2024 23:53

My darling lovely soul, would I be right in thinking you're not really very familiar with farming and the countryside?

Netting is a disaster for birds, they get caught up in it and suffer horribly. It's also a disaster for almost all other wildlife, from the insects who need to reach the crop to pollinate it to the deer, foxes, badgers and rabbits that there are an awful lot of on farms, I promise. It's also hell of a lot of plastic (that will break up) to throw around the countryside.

If it were an effective solution, it would already be being used. As it is on certain crops, like fruit bushes. With devastating impact on the local bird population.

Are you always so condescending? or do you save it for the internet. 😉

I mean, it’s 2024 I’m pretty sure the human race could come up with something to protect crops without killing off wildlife eh? But nah… easier to kill things innit.


Let’s vilify everyone with Aspergers - make me uncomfortable. I mean wtf. This place gets more batshit every day!

Good on CP - contributed far more than any poster on here.

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Missingmyusername · 23/01/2024 02:12

CreakyStairs · 23/01/2024 01:52

🤭

Are you 🤔 insane.

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FatherJackHackettsUnderpantsHamper · 23/01/2024 02:28

I think a lot of people are so removed from farming that they simply don't understand the realities of it.

All of the food that is grown for humans is also keenly sought by wildlife - not just birds. If farmers didn't take any measures to kill/control the populations of these competitors and just made do with whatever they kindly left for us, we would have huge shortages with corresponding immense price rises. If 10% of crops were left by the animals given the first pick, that would mean 90% of people not getting any and the remaining 10% paying £10 for every £1 they had previously been paying.

This often comes up in discussions about veganism as well. I've nothing against people who set their own moral codes and try to do the best that they can, but the ones who smugly claim that they only eat food that hasn't caused harm or death to animals - if they eat commercially-farmed crops, then no they don't.

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FloofCloud · 23/01/2024 09:13

@Missingmyusername - I hope that comment about Asperger's wasn't about me

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GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 23/01/2024 09:40

capabilityfrowns · 22/01/2024 22:49

I'm very glad .

They could cover their crops . They don't have to kill wildlife . Agricultural land is baron of wildlife.

How on earth are they supposed to cover entire big fields? And so keep the necessary sun and rain off?

And it’s almost unknown for me to correct anybody, but it’s BARREN.

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Sahara123 · 23/01/2024 09:52

Exactly! You’d think a lawyer would be able to spell. And construct a reasonable argument

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FloofCloud · 23/01/2024 09:57

Sahara123 · 23/01/2024 09:52

Exactly! You’d think a lawyer would be able to spell. And construct a reasonable argument

She's not a lawyer .., she works in criminal law ... loads of different jobs in that field

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Hildebrandthehog · 23/01/2024 09:59

I don’t care for CP or his views or the way he interacts with his female co-presenters.

And some posters on here don’t seem to understand what farmers are up against.

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KimberleyClark · 23/01/2024 10:00

YANBU at all. He’s great. And attractive. And has a lovely relationship with his stepdaughter.

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KimberleyClark · 23/01/2024 10:01

Babla · 23/01/2024 00:45

I heard he's a bit dodgy

In what way? Sources?

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Neilsfavouritechilli · 23/01/2024 10:04

The OP reminds me of the deadly sea serpent woman that starts off on one track then it veers into cursed waterways and killer serpents.

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Itstrulysad · 23/01/2024 10:40

I really like him but the fields are just a smorgasbord for pigeons, crows etc. we really can't be feeding pigeons and crows can we.... As for netting fields ?? Talk about unintended consequences for all the other wildlife 😫

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SinnerBoy · 23/01/2024 10:46

XenoBitch · Yesterday 23:44

I know him from his early days in the The really Wild Show. As a kid, he made me uncomfortable.

I met him in 1989 (?) when they were doing The Really Wild Show in Newcastle, a friend of ours had an 8 foot python to show. I thought he was a bit weird, but not in a bad way.

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MsMcGonagall · 23/01/2024 10:51

I agree, Chris Packham - a hero, courageously honest, a national treasure.

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Sahara123 · 23/01/2024 11:35

@FloofCloud fair enough ! Apologies

Although she still doesn’t seem to understand that we need farmers to tend to their crops to feed us. And they really don’t make huge profits.

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quisensoucie · 23/01/2024 11:48

Baron of wildlife? Is he big in the house of lords?

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Deadringer · 23/01/2024 11:53

capabilityfrowns · 23/01/2024 01:09

No .

😂

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capabilityfrowns · 23/01/2024 16:08

Sahara123 · 23/01/2024 09:52

Exactly! You’d think a lawyer would be able to spell. And construct a reasonable argument

I'm not a lawyer ! Where did I say that ? I also use the app on the phone so at times i hit the wrong button.

Also lost sight in one eye , being g investigated for MS which has affected my working memory 🤷🏻‍♀️.
So I do forget how to spell at times .
No drink or drugs involved- does one have to be drunk to like Chris Packham ?

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