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I’ve sent Marks & Spencer a letter with some questions about sustainability and safety. It relates to the possibility that they may be selling Red Grouse in their stores this year. (Full letter)
Damaging practices used to increase yields on grouse moors may have a direct economic impact on us even if we’ve never set eyes a red grouse.
How does driven grouse shooting work? Chris explains how the landscape has to be intensively managed – burned, drained and all predators removed.
Chris calls for Marks & Spencer and Iceland not to stock red grouse. He also cites Dr Mark Avery’s investigations into lead levels many times higher than that permitted in beef, pork or chicken.
Director, Charlotte Corney, reflects on the important rescue work carried out by zoos as the new primate enclosure is completed and preparations are underway for summer visitors.
“This place is amazing. It’s like a little heaven on earth. You should go there.” An oasis of colour in the middle of the Forest, home to incredible birds and wildlife.
Radio 2 podcast from the Jeremy Vine Show. Chris talks of the Anthropocene and “our species’ terrifying impact on the world which will be indelible for hundreds of thousands of years.”
Catch up and listen to Chris’s new memoir on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Read by Chris and Rachel Atkins, abridged by Jo Coombs and produced by Pippa Vaughan.
Chris joins Richard E. Grant in the Penguin studio to discuss his memoir, reminiscing about badger watching in bondage trousers and explains why it’s important to suck up every last drop of life.