Category Archives: e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting

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. Likes(32)Dislikes(4)

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 […]

EPIC FAIL 3 – MPs and their constituents

Given that this is the last day of life, if you call that living, of the e-petition in support of grouse shooting (currently standing at 25,320 signatures), it is interesting to look back to the debate in parliament and the MPs who spoke or intervened in that debate. Here are two lists of MPs, a […]

EPIC FAIL 2 – those townies

The pro-grouse-shooting petition which closes at midnight tonight (it is being put out of its misery) has gathered some of its ‘greatest support’, not in the countryside but, in central London (see above, and here is the link). One in 60 of their signatures comes from a single constituency, Chelsea and Fulham, and one in […]