29-01-2014 00:31 AM | United Kingdom

Common Agricultural Policy destroying environment

For a lapwing, the RSPB’s nature reserve at Vane Farm beside Loch Leven, near Kinross, is a pretty friendly location. There are many places to nest, to feed and to raise youngsters, in the company of cattle, sheep and enthusiastic people enjoying the outdoors.

Outside the nature reserve, however, life is very different. To a lapwing, this is desert country; various shades of green, but hostile territory nevertheless.

Welcome to the Common Agricultural Policy and its relentless destruction of our bird and insect life, wildflowers and most other things that our planet is good for, unless you make money from monoculture crops, artificial fertilisers, herbicides or insecticides.
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