22,399 was the total of signatures we achieved last year on an e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting – I thought that was pretty good in the ten months that were allowed for it. That was over 2000 signatures a month – c75 a day – not bad at all, I thought.
Today, our similar e-petition rushed past 32, 399 at a canter. Thank you to everyone who has signed, shared, liked, tweeted etc It’s a great team effort – though it’s a pity that the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts aren’t playing a blinder on this one.
But we have achieved more than 5000 signatures a month this time around – c180 a day – that’s even better!
And if I were a betting man, and I am, and a bookmaker, which I’m not, I would price up the surviving runners in the ‘Guess how many signatures the e-petition will achieve by midnight on Thursday’ chase, as follows:
Barry O’Dowd 32500 1000/1
Paul Fisher 32796 100/1
Colin McP 33133 5/2
Tony McDougal 33473 4/11
Mark Fitzpatrick 38510 33/1
Paul Fielden 45000 250/1
Please sign the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting – send a message to those playing against us or not on the pitch or going through the motions.