James Attlee in the Independent ‘ Avery is a reasonable man; by his own admission “a wishy-washy liberal” who has engaged in fruitless years of dialogue with the grouse-shooting industry in his efforts to gain concessions. Once roused, however, he proves indefatigable. So far the political connections and powerful lobbying of the industry has maintained the status quo, but public opinion seems to have shifted ‘ see full review here
Ceri Levy in Caught by the river ‘Inglorious is a logical and well-conceived book and the only conclusion I can draw is that now is the moment to ban driven grouse shooting as a sport forever and then finally we can sort the moors out.‘ and ‘It is a whodunnit, a murder mystery in which we know who did it from the start but we stick with the author as he tells the story in such an engaging manner that we find ourselves within a tome which by turn is a social commentary, a wildlife disaster tale, a story of the haves and have nots, a history book of the UK and an explanation of what driven grouse shooting consists of and the measures taken to ensure its grisly success.‘ see full review here.
Huge thanks to Chris Packham for writing the Foreword to Inglorious (many think the best bit of the book!) and saying on twitter yesterday ‘If you read one book this summer make it ‘Inglorious’ by Mark Avery’. Available on Amazon at the moment, and their 2691st UK best-selling book!
This is the book of the campaign. I’d love you to buy the book (and so would my publisher) but if you are already convinced then please add your name to the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting which currently stands on 8500 signatures and will prompt a government response once it reaches 10,000 signatures.