06 August 1998
Philip attacks ‘ignorant townies’

PRINCE PHILIP lashed out today in a magazine article against the “ignorance” of townspeople who cannot see the benefits shooting and other country pursuits bring to the environment and wildlife.

He said the Countryside March in London last March was a “dramatic expression of the anxiety of country people about the growing influence of the perceptions and attitudes of townspeople on popular opinion.

“There is no conflict of interest between shooting and conservation,” he said.

Prince Philip says that “pesticides, insecticides, poisons and pollution” have destroyed more wildlife than man has ever taken.

The article appears in the 90th anniversary issue of Shooting and Conservation.

  • Financial Times 06/08/98 page 1