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According to reports, Chris Packham was fired by a bird charity for being too involved in politics and not contributing to the organization’s tasks.
The environmentalist and BBC personality was dismissed from the bird of prey rehabilitation center, Raptor Rescue, due to concerns that his activism was causing division among its members.
The leader of the charity expressed that certain members were unhappy with Mr. Packham’s involvement in politics and the organization could not endorse his suggestion to violate the law for environmental causes.
According to Malcolm Robbins’ statement to the Daily Telegraph, he was previously a supporter but had been out of touch for a significant period of time. He had not made any contributions to the charity and efforts to reach him were unsuccessful.
Another factor in our decision to remove him was his increasing tendency towards political discussions, which was not well received by our members.
According to Mr. Packham, it is ethically responsible to break the law in order to advocate for climate change policies, as long as no one is harmed.
He drew parallels between the actions of the Just Stop Oil protestors and those of the suffragettes and South African anti-apartheid movement, suggesting that a more extreme environmental group could emerge in the UK.
The suffragettes engaged in acts of arson, vandalism, and physical assaults on individuals in public. Similarly, during apartheid, there were instances of train and factory bombings.
He stated to Radio Times that the climate movement may reluctantly come to realize that the radical faction might evolve.
Mr. Packham filed a legal challenge in the High Court on Monday against the UK government’s choice to diminish crucial climate policies.
He requested a legal assessment of the government’s choice to abandon the schedule for gradually eliminating petrol and diesel vehicles, gas boilers, off-grid fossil fuel home heating, and minimum energy efficiency standards for residences.
Raptor Rescue rescues and rehabilitates more than 600 birds a year and runs a helpline where members of the public can report raptors in distress.
Mr Packham had been involved in Raptor Rescue since the early 1990s. The decision to remove him, first reported by the Fieldsports Channel, had nothing to do with claims in his book that as a boy he once stole a kestrel from a nest, Mr Robbins said.
Mr. Packham was asked for his thoughts.