The Game Fair prides itself on its debates; they are a talking point every year, and for 2013 Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, is set to follow suit. The Country Life Big Debate is scheduled for 2pm on the Friday in the Game Fair theatre, and it’s set to be a corker, the subject being Nature: Should we Interfere

The panel consists of

Chairman – Rupert Uloth, Deputy Editor, Country Life; Gavin

Grant, Chief Executive, RSPCA; Sir Barney White-Spunner, Executive

Chairman, Countryside Alliance; Hugh Raven, Managing Director,

Ardtornish Estate; Ian Coghill, Chairman, Game and Wildlife Conservation

Trust; David Whitby, Head Keeper, Petworth.

Chaired by Country Life’s Rupert Uloth, the panel holds an impressive wealth of experience in wildlife management and care. After Mr Uloth’s introduction, each speaker will talk for 2 minutes, after which questions from the floor are invited.

Mr Uloth says: ‘Badgers, raptors, agriculture, fracking, pesticides, GM: there are so many areas in which man intervenes with nature and our countryside and there are hardly any areas of the United Kingdom untouched by man.

‘This country, heavily-populated though it is, is also considered to be one of the most beautiful patches of land on the planet. So when and should we interfere? Who should decide what happens and how do we determine what is good and bad?  It promises to be a lively debate.’

All Game Fair attendees are welcome at the debate – the more the merrier. Come along if you feel you have something to contribute, or if you just want to hear the discussion.

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