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by mnichols
22 Mar 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this forum really worth getting sacked over?
Replies: 17
Views: 1777

Re: Is this forum really worth getting sacked over?

Hi you, i don't comment much...i like to sit in the background unseen and watch instead... I have a little bit of a problem whilst i am at work.. i can't stop thinking about bikes.. all types of bikes.. It is that obsessive i am on here whilst i am getting paid at work and being disciplined due to ...
by mnichols
21 Mar 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 20
Views: 1694

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

Thanks for the various reports. I will make sure I have a copy of the web site bike carriage details with me. It's worth printing them when you book, or as soon after as possible, especially with budget airlines. If they change the rules or T&Cs you need a copy of the ones that you signed up to...
by mnichols
20 Mar 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Given that independent research proves that its is damaging, what is your argument for it continuing? But with research you pays your money (or your prejudice) and takes your choice. I've seen research that shows there are greater numbers of songbirds in well-managed pheasant holding woodlands than...
by mnichols
20 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Not much to add over the comments I've made previously, tbh - I think there's arguments around net benefit of environment & habitat preservation. Individual liberty figures for me also, and so on. The individual liberty to kill animals for fun? Yes! It's not illegal. The fact that it isn't ille...
by mnichols
20 Mar 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:On balance no ban for me.

Care to elaborate?

Not much to add over the comments I've made previously, tbh - I think there's arguments around net benefit of environment & habitat preservation. Individual liberty figures for me also, and so on.


The individual liberty to kill animals for fun?
by mnichols
19 Mar 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

All I can say is, I want killing of animals for 'sport' banned entirely. No buts. (Pun intended!). There is absolutely no justification. Let the native game bird populations, unmanaged, diminish back to their natural levels. Although the Common Pheasant is an introduced species, I don't call for it...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can Maps on a Garmin SD card be transferred between head units, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Can Maps on a Garmin SD card be transferred between head units, please?

I have an 810 and when I need a map for a region that I don't have I create one using open source mapping (free). Whilst my 810 has a garmin map I have created a UK open source map for a friend. When I used it I thought that the open source map was better than the garmin one -it had more detail and ...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

[ I also wonder what side effects on the ecosystem all those pheasants/grouse etc that are bred and thrown out but not shot has? (Do they still use lead shot?) Wales have now banned driven shooting for this reason. The bio mass of pheasants and partridges released in Nov is greater than that of the...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

No they aren't. There are organised shoots in my village, which is a village of 30 houses. I live opposite the game keeper and the shoot happens in the fields bordering my house. In November the farm release 12,000 birds and then charge people for a chance to shoot them. They kill up to 500 a day. ...
by mnichols
18 Mar 2019, 7:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

Rewind a bit there. Reread my posts. I haven’t shot/killed anything for years. Wind your neck in,calm down and actually read what is posted! You also said ".He's not mentioned shooting at live targets and I don't think he will but if he did and we could get a Perm I'd not hesitate to take him....
by mnichols
17 Mar 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds
Replies: 162
Views: 3488

Re: Challenge to Natural England Killing of Wild Birds

It's still over run with rabbits/crows/rats/squirrels/pigeons/corvids/fox etc That's one of the most horrible comments I've ever read Is that how you justify killing another animal for your pleasure? They are living, breathing, sentient animals. You are not doing a service. You're not doing anyone ...