Tomorrow is the Rally for Nature organised by the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and the League Against Cruel Sports working together – for the first time ever? The rally is also supported by Butterfly Conservation, the Mammal Society and The Ramblers.
If you have not yet done so, please contact your MP through this handy webpage and call on them to do more for wildlife and for their political party to give nature a better deal if they form part of the next government.
On 10 August this year, in pouring rain, hundreds of us protested against the illegal killing of Hen Harriers on Hen Harrier Day.
I say: ‘Hen Harriers don’t have MPs and don’t get to vote – they need us to call on politicians to do far more to end wildlife crime.‘
There is a very simple solution to the criminal killing of protected birds such as Hen Harriers by grouse shooting interests – let us ban driven grouse shooting. Tomorrow was chosen for this rally because it is the penultimate day of the grouse shooting season – we would have a better upland environment if grouse shooting never reopened.