Michael Bax served as Chairman of the Hare-hunting group the Blean Beagles between 1971 and 2005. He also currently allows a pheasant shoot on his land. In 2014 and beyond all comprehension, Bax became Chairman of Kent Wildlife Trust.
One of Bax's business partners, Stuart Sillars of BTF Partnership is currently listed as 'Joint Master', 'Huntsman' and 'Hare Conservationist' for the Blean Beagles and has been Huntsman since 1996. He has also been photographed as recently as 4th March 2017 out with a pack of Beagles. Another of Bax's business partners, this time Charles Tassell of Rural PLC, is propping Bax up in his role as a trustee at Kent Wildlife Trust.
The Brown Hare is an endangered species across the UK and Bax does not represent the views of Kent Wildlife Trust's membership who pay their membership fees to protect wildlife, not slaughter it for pleasure.
Bax's association with Kent Wildlife Trust has been condemned by members, conservationists, animal welfare organisations and politicians, ranging from Chris Packham to PETA.
Bax is damaging the reputation of not just Kent Wildlife Trust, but the Wildlife Trusts in general. He is not a fit and proper person to be running a conservation charity and we call for Kent Wildlife Trust to cut their ties with him immediately.