I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Bush Tucker Trailas are barbaric, says Chris Packham in an open letter to Ant and Dec


Chris Packham is very gradually switching from purist conservationist to animal (rights?) activist. To be fair, the lines are blurred between the two and – I always felt – always were. These lines are blurred even more so the less species survive homo sapiens tyrade across the planet and suffer our destructive behaviour in so many ways.

We’re seeing more and more previously purist conservationists speak out against animal abuse and abusive industries and behaviour towards animals. It’s no longer effective to just be a conservationist – saving animals and species often requires direct and immediate action. This is where the lines blur and ecologists and conservationists become animal activists. So what? The end result is that people who are well educated in their field, who have more respect and more political/social sway add weight to a movement. That can only be a good thing.


About Obscure Thing

Londoner. RHS trained Horticulturist. Vegan. BSc (Hons) Zoology with Film Studies.

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