What is going on at Somerset Wildlife Trust?!? The first job of a Wildlife Trust should be to promote the beauty and wonder of the natural world, not to appoint advocates for its destruction to high-profile positions they do not deserve.Â
Michael Eavis is the founder of Glastonbury Festival.Â He is also a dairy farmer and an outspoken supporter of the unscientific and cruel badger cull. Eavis is also in favour of fox hunting.
Rebecca Pow is MP for Taunton Deane in Somerset.Â She also supports the badger cull.
Bewilderingly, these two people are now Vice-Presidents of Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Installing people with such views to such high-profile positions within the Trust is a betrayal of paying members andÂ counter-productive to the conservation movement and what a ‘Wildlife Trust’ should stand for.