Second e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting

This e-petition closed on 21 January – thank you to everyone who signed and helped get the number of signatures to an amazing 33,655.

 

This is the text of the current e-petition which is on the Westminster parliament website and calls for the banning of driven grouse shooting.

Grouse shooting for ‘sport’ depends on intensive habitat management which damages protected wildlife sites, increases water pollution, increases flood risk, increases greenhouse gas emissions and too often leads to the illegal killing of protected wildlife such as Hen Harriers.

The rules have changed on e-petitions since last year. There are fewer words and all last for six months. this e-petition will close on 21 January 2016.

Progress so far:

E-petition launched  22 July

1000 signatures  22 July

5000 signatures  28 July

10,000 signatures 6 August

11,000 signatures 8 August

12,000 signatures 12 August

13,000 signatures 13 August

14,000 signatures 23 August

15,000 signatures 3 September

16,000 signatures 10 September

17,000 signatures 13 September

18,000 signatures 15 September

19,000 signatures 17 September

20,000 signatures 4 October

21,000 signatures 10 October

22,000 signatures 11 October

22,399 signatures 14 October – passing last year’s total in under three months

23,000 signatures 21 October

24,000 signatures 18 November

25,000 signatures 1 December

26,000 signatures 29 December

27,000 signatures 3 January

28,000 signatures 8 January

29,000 signatures 12 January

30,000 signatures 14 January

31,000 signatures 17 January

32,000 signatures 18 January

33,000 signatures 20 January

33,655 signatures final total – thank you all!

 

 

There is a book about why we should ban driven grouse shooting – it’s called Inglorious – conflict in the uplands.

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