When someone describes their ideal world as "one of anarchy" images of Sid Vicious - pistols and punks in tow - creating chaos in pubs throughout the UK, come to mind. But when that person is entrepreneur-extraordinaire, Roger Beattie, the statement takes on a different beat, where anarchy allows for libertarian views to blend with eco lifestyles and big business in a surprisingly sensible, natural and profitable way.The rest of the article goes through his adventures in the Chathams and his fights with DoC: Beattie wants to save endangered weka by farming them for meat; DoC prefers they go extinct rather than be eaten. Hopefully, somebody will take a stick to DoC sometime soon to help them in getting their minds right.
Beattie is a fairly well known figure in farming, fishing and conservation circles. His anarchic approach to life and business has certainly contributed to that, but it's his continued achievements with offbeat ventures that have placed him at the forefront of numerous industries.
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Roger Beattie Eco Anarchist