It’s not very complicated…

1408 p001 cover_with comp v2.indd…they kill





…so that

  • Photo: Tim Melling
    Photo: Tim Melling

    they can kill our Red Grouse.




And this is a ‘sport’ and a ‘business’?




Show your abhorrence at the slaughter in our hills and call for a ban to driven grouse shooting sign here and spread the word.

Yesterday evening, this e-petition became the 8th most successful ever aimed at Defra and is only four months old.  Thank you everyone who has shown that they care – now go find a friend or two!


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8 Replies to “It’s not very complicated…”

  1. Red Squirrels, Pine Martens, Polecats and driven Wild Cat to nearly extinction. Note all these are specially protected but the traps they use do not pick and choose!

  2. Mindless persecution because of a rich mans taste. A case of money over animal welfare. 7 rare animals killed so that a rich country gentleman can kill another rare animal. The only thing that is rarer than some of these is the brain cells behind driven grouse shooting.

  3. And now the new Environment Minister is talking about repealing the ban on fox hunting. It is morally wrong to torture and kill any animal for fun, which is all the 'greenest ever Government' seem to be interested in.

  4. We can vote out the Tories next year, keep pushing public awareness. Come on RSPB make a TV advert about wildlife crime & show some if the birds, fixes, stoats hanging from fences. The RSPCA do & show animal cruelty. It's about time the public got to know how they are funding the illegal killing of a variety of species. Grow some balls & tell it like it is. “You ask, What is our policy? I will say; ‘It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.’ You ask, What is our aim? I can answer with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.”

  5. Yes some of us feel moral repugnance over this slaughter, some of which of course is legal. However the real issue for many of us is that they care not whether the predator they kill is protected or not, it has to go. Their whole attitude is coloured by this lack of regard for the law and "we do as we please untouchability." In the absence of a ban on driven shooting it is that attitude we need to attack with all the moral rectitude and indignation we can muster.

  6. There is a huge amount of cruelty involved - all out of sight because, as they well know, who is going to see out in the countryside? I saw an example last year - a freezing (literally) cold day in winter - looking for great grey shrike actually. About 20m off the path, a Larsen trap and inside a dead crow prostrate on the ground. There was a pot of water (ice) and a pot of what looked like dog food, but NO shelter of any sort. It was out in the open. In freezing weather. These people are obviously lacking the things in their brains that create empathy and compassion. Too much lead in there?

    Also, the propaganda put about by these types and their organizations (Songbird Survival - ha - as if they care a monkey's about songbirds) spreads to the general public. I know someone who routinely traps magpies in his garden in a rural area and is proud of the fact and convinced he is helping the 'balance' - all well-meaning on his part.

    It's as if we've all been sleepwalking. What on earth are we doing as a nation permitting such primitive behaviour? And for no reason other than to entertain, indulge the sadism of and make money for the few. We grow up thinking gamekeepers kill things with medieval traps and snares (legally and illegally) and grouse shoots burn moors, just as night follows day and that that's how it always will be. It's absurd! And it must stop.

    And we will win.


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