Our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting passed 27,000 signatures yesterday evening. It has accrued 2000 signatures in the last month or so which is pretty good going.
The e-petition closes on 21 January (I’m not sure what time on that day!) and so we are entering the finishing straight.
This is pretty good going, as last year, in ten and a half months, we got to 22,399. Our cause has momentum. Every signature counts for something – politicians do notice these things.
And here’s the offer: I’ll send a free signed copy of one of my books ( you can choose from Inglorious, A Message from Martha, Behind the Binoculars and Fighting for Birds) to the person who posts as a comment on this blog post the closest estimate to the final number of signatures on this e-petition when it ends on 21 January – all ‘guesses’ must be submitted by midnight tomorrow (5 January). And if that guess is spot on, then the winner can have two books from that list.