Last Tuesday (24 Jan), Derbyshire gamekeeper Glenn Brown lost his appeal against his conviction for seven offences under the Wildlife & Countryside and Animal Welfare Acts (see here).
On 25 January 2012, we asked whether Glenn Brown was a member (or now an ex-member) of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO), and encouraged readers to contact the NGO and ask for themselves. I don’t know about you, but the NGO has so far ignored the email we sent to them about it.
Interestingly, the NGO was very quick to post a statement on its website recently about the conviction of a Norfolk head keeper and his apprentice for animal cruelty offences (see here). The NGO stated that neither of the offenders were members of the NGO, and this statement was posted the day after the two were sentenced (sentenced on 11 Jan, NGO web statement posted 12 Jan 2012). UPDATE 8 FEB 2012: the NGO has now removed the statement on its website about the Norfolk head keeper and his apprentice.
So, why the silence over Glenn Brown? Was he a member of the NGO or not? It’s a simple enough question, isn’t it?
If anyone else wants to ask the NGO, you can contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is a simple question, and if you ask the NGO (as I did) I’m sure they’ll give you an answer. Or you can wait till Wednesday, when it will be in the new issue of Shooting TImes!
Surprise, surprise – I have just tried to get an answer to this question – and guess what – the site is ‘temporarily unavailable’!!! How convenient!
Thanks for the info Tony. Have you tried calling their HQ: 01833 660869.
We’d be interested in how you get on!
Dear Raptor Persecution Scotland,
I am not sure how to contact you other than leaving a comment on this unrelated posting. Incidentally, I have asked the question concerning Glenn Brown of the NGO this morning.
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Thanks for getting in touch. For obvious reasons, the rest of your comment has been removed. Please contact us privately via email (our address can be found on our ‘About’ page at the top of this blog).
We are particularly interested in learning more about your first incident, in the Tayside Police area. Specifically, the name of the estate concerned. We are currently following up another (unrelated) alleged incident on a named estate in the Tayside Police area, where the police ‘investigation’ can be described at best as ‘irregular’, and at worst, incompetent. As you say, they should not be beyond public scrutiny. We will be posting on this alleged incident once we have verified some details.
Interestingly enough the NGO web site is advertising a book entitled.
“SPORTING SHOOTING AND THE LAW The latest edition – bang up to date”
I wonder how many of them have actually read it, and what’s more, how many actually adhere to it ???