West Dorset cull relies on Lady Townshend
Back in May 2013, we exposed the hypocrisy of Charlotte Townshend being joint master of the cattistock hunt, whilst also being patron of the Dorset Wildlife Trust. That hypocrisy caused an outcry and she had to leave the Trust.
Charlotte is still the joint master of the Cattistock hunt, a hunt that frequently attacks hunt saboteurs. She is also one of the richest women in the UK and owns an incredible 15,000 acres. The planned roll out for a west Dorset badger cull zone, could not happen without her permission.
Extensive walks and research into her property have shown that one of her favourite hobbies is killing, right next to her home she breeds deer, then at some point each year, she invites her friends round and shoots them (the deer not her friends). The deer are kept in by a wire fence that has quite a small gauge wire, it’s so thin that the smallest of bolt cutters could make short work of them.
Here is a map of her house, a pin with her postcode is dropped on it, as you can see, there are a lot of footpaths, what we’ve also found out is that Charlotte really doesn’t like people coming onto the estate and wondering around, so please do make sure you have a map with you when you visit her as she find trespassers a little bit distressing.
It also seems that Charlotte really doesn’t like people ringing her up or texting her, a webpage that had her number on was quickly removed and she managed to get the cache of the page cleared up as well, which must have cost her or the webhosts quite a lot of money. Not to worry, we kept a copy and we’d like as many people as possible to ring and text and ask her nicely not to kill badgers.
If she did change her mind, there would be no killing in West Dorset, so Charlotte will be an ongoing priority for some time.
Her mobile: 07771 507263
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