Category Archives: e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting

Live in Scotland? Then put pressure on the SNP.

  The recent debacle in the Scottish legal and conservation system over the four-year delay in doing nothing (!) over the illegal alleged killing of a Hen Harrier is a matter for Scottish legal officers and Scottish nature conservationists to sort out with the help and support of Scottish politicians. The female Hen Harrier that […]

Badgers and grouse shooting

Just for interest, here are the MPs who spoke in Monday’s badger debate, annotated with the number of their constituents who signed the anti-badger-cull petition and those who signed the ban-grouse shooting petition:   Paul Flynn, Newport West  119 badgers, 113 grouse shooting Stephen Doughty, Cardiff South & Penarth  141 badgers, 185 grouse Richard Drax, […]

An article by me in British Birds

British Birds kindly asked me to write one of their guest editorials and Driven grouse shooting – where next? has recently been published on their website.

Letter to my MP

Dear Mr Pursglove I am writing to you, again, on the subject of driven grouse shooting. You’ll recall that my e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting received 123,077 signatures last year. There was a ‘rival’ e-petition which has recently closed and I’d just like to update you on the relative strength of both petitions, nationally […]

EPIC FAIL 4 – the scale of the fail

We (because I am sure that you, dear reader, signed the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting) have been luxuriating in the glow of the size of support for our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting for a few months but now that the ‘rival’ e-petition in support of grouse shooting has closed, on a […]