Reproduced with kind permission of Stonehenge Collectables 

A Comment

How things have changed! Back then no-one was too worried about the conservation of either Stonehenge or Wildlife but just 17 years later we had the first Act protecting Ancient Monuments so Stonehenge started to be safeguarded. Wildlife had to wait rather longer for even partial immunity from the above sort of thing – it was the twenty first century before the Hunting Act was passed.

Now, the Countryside Alliance and a lot of MPs are leading a campaign to repeal the Act  and go back to the attitudes of 1865 or earlier. If you read the Countryside Alliance’s website, publications and speeches it quickly becomes evident that they would like to have the legal right to hunt down and rip apart almost anything in the fields that has a pulse. May they not get what they want!