Peaceful protest against Hen Harrier persecution

Photo: Kositoes via wikimedia commons

Photo: Kositoes via wikimedia commons

There will be a peaceful protest against Hen Harrier persecution somewhere in the north of England on or around (probably before) the ‘Glorious’ 12th August this year.

Let me know if you would be interested in taking part and wish to be kept informed by emailing  mark@markavery.info

The number of people expressing an interest is now well into three figures and emails keep coming in.

It’s time for those who are disgusted by the scale of illegal persecution of this bird to raise their voices.  Remember there should be around 300 pairs of Hen Harrier in the north of England and last year there were two.  That is something to be angry about – or ashamed  – depending on who you are.

Hen Harriers are reported to be holding territory on National trust land in Derbyshire in a general area where they have attempted nesting before. We urge the National Trust to do everything it can to protect these birds from persecution.

 

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  1. Kevin moore says:

    Please keep me updated mark, thanks

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  2. John Miles says:

    Hopefully the queen representing the RSPB has signed up or will she be shooting Red Grouse on Balmoral! Let your readers add the names of who they think should be on the 'march' and why.

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  3. Al Foy says:

    Keep me up to date please Mark.

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  4. Nick Bee says:

    On a related subject if I may, Chris Packham starts his nightly video diaries from Malta on You Tube tonight (at 9 pm) where he will report on what has been shot each day on the island. It's a new and brave effort by Chris to bring the massacre of birds there to wider public attention.
    Read why he's doing this and what you can do to help at http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/

    Thank you

    Nick

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  5. Ronnie Graham says:

    Hi Mark, Please keep me informed about this protest.
    Ronnie

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  6. Raptorscapes says:

    […] Hen Harriers are now on the brink of extinction. Imagine that: with only twenty species of raptor in Britain, one of them is about to slip away – victim of persecution as it is seen as a threat to pheasants and other game birds by certain landowners on grouse moors. […]

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  7. Mark please count me in for the harrier persecution protest. Where I live in south hampshire the local keeper seems very balanced about raptors and their role. In the `70s, `80s here, you wouldn't have wanted to be a raptor anywhere near game rearing estates. I witnessed many atrocities back then.
    What`s apparent to me now is; Anyone and everyone who cares must stand up and take action. I`ve waited and hoped for too long. The great "invisible money machine " has created havoc. The planet is priceless

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  8. […] Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC – of whom Alan Tilmouth is a founding member) has joined forces with Mark Avery and the North West raptor Protection Group to organise legal, peaceful and media-friendly public […]

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  9. […] A Gamekeeping Act. A Bill to make the shooting of protected birds on managed estates the criminal responsibility of the landowner. Another passion of mine which needs to be slipped in somewhere to protect hen harriers and other species new regularly shot on grouse estates. […]

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  10. Sue Crookes says:

    Please keep me updated. It's about time there were heavier penalties for those who commit crimes against our birds of prey.

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  1. Kevin moore says:

    Please keep me updated mark, thanks

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  2. John Miles says:

    Hopefully the queen representing the RSPB has signed up or will she be shooting Red Grouse on Balmoral! Let your readers add the names of who they think should be on the 'march' and why.

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  3. Al Foy says:

    Keep me up to date please Mark.

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  4. Nick Bee says:

    On a related subject if I may, Chris Packham starts his nightly video diaries from Malta on You Tube tonight (at 9 pm) where he will report on what has been shot each day on the island. It's a new and brave effort by Chris to bring the massacre of birds there to wider public attention.
    Read why he's doing this and what you can do to help at http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/

    Thank you

    Nick

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  5. Ronnie Graham says:

    Hi Mark, Please keep me informed about this protest.
    Ronnie

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  6. Raptorscapes says:

    […] Hen Harriers are now on the brink of extinction. Imagine that: with only twenty species of raptor in Britain, one of them is about to slip away – victim of persecution as it is seen as a threat to pheasants and other game birds by certain landowners on grouse moors. […]

    Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
  7. Mark please count me in for the harrier persecution protest. Where I live in south hampshire the local keeper seems very balanced about raptors and their role. In the `70s, `80s here, you wouldn't have wanted to be a raptor anywhere near game rearing estates. I witnessed many atrocities back then.
    What`s apparent to me now is; Anyone and everyone who cares must stand up and take action. I`ve waited and hoped for too long. The great "invisible money machine " has created havoc. The planet is priceless

    Likes(1)Dislikes(0)
  8. […] Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC – of whom Alan Tilmouth is a founding member) has joined forces with Mark Avery and the North West raptor Protection Group to organise legal, peaceful and media-friendly public […]

    Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
  9. […] A Gamekeeping Act. A Bill to make the shooting of protected birds on managed estates the criminal responsibility of the landowner. Another passion of mine which needs to be slipped in somewhere to protect hen harriers and other species new regularly shot on grouse estates. […]

    Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
  10. Sue Crookes says:

    Please keep me updated. It's about time there were heavier penalties for those who commit crimes against our birds of prey.

    Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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