Red in tooth and claw

“Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation's final law
Tho' Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shriek'd against his creed”
Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam A. H. H., 1850.
This lioness ran past with the head of a young doe, a reminder that the natural world can be a brutal place.
In this case though the animal would have been dead before being thrown to the lioness.
The Blair Drummond safari park had officially closed and I was the last to leave when this happened.

The Judy Murray tennis saga:
The Times carried a story today about the clash between Ann Gloag and Judy Murray."Big hitters clash over tennis project".

I am quoted in the article:" This is a real David and Goliath battle. We are up against developers with powerful friends, deep pockets and celebrity contacts." 
However, in my letter to the Herald today I put the case more bluntly. Here is an extract in relation to SportScotland  who have already invested £3.3 million in developing tennis in the past five years:
"...Surely this is a better use of .public money  than funding  what is ultimately a vanity project on a controversial green belt site?"

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