On the day after we learned of the ‘disappearance’ of three adult Hen Harriers in an area of Lancashire moorland (with large areas of grouse moor), it is time to send the next government a clear signal that wildlife crime must stop. On this election day you can have another vote, until midnight, for Britain’s national bird.
The 10 finalists include the familiar and lovely garden birds such as the Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird and Wren, all fine birds, but the list has a much more deserving cause: the Hen Harrier.
On election day, of all times, it is time to think of the downtrodden, the persecuted, the harassed, and the Hen Harrier is the ‘most Guardian’ of all the candidates (according to the Guardian).
Chris Packaham is quoted ‘You are being robbed of this natural treasure by one simple thing … illegal persecution and at the current rate, your children or grandchildren will not have this bird on their British list. Vote hen harrier.
As much as we love our robins and wrens and blackbirds, these species will not directly benefit from winning. But if the hen harrier was our national bird it would be a relentless and significant embarrassment to allow this persecution to continue and there would need to be real action taken to stem its demise.‘
I’m quoted too ‘I’m entirely with the Hen Harrier‘.
Are you with the rich and titled grouse shooters or with the downtrodden wildlife? Vote Hen Harrier to make a difference.