That was quick!
Last year we reached the 10,000 signatures milestone on 31 July – after 65 days.
This year, the milestone was reached on 5 August – on Day 15. More than four times quicker!
Thank you to everyone who has signed – all 9,999 of you.
Thank you to all who have promoted it – especially Chris Packham, Birdwatch magazine, Rare Bird Alert, the League Against Cruel Sports, the Raptor Persecution Scotland (though it is so much more than just Scotland) blog, Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, and the Green Party itself.
But also a bunch of individuals who have been untiring in banging on about banning driven grouse shooting – on Twitter they include @ASPaton, @BlackLabrador10, @McKenzie6593, @MMNNActionUK, @rob_sheldon, @raptorpolitics, @HenryHenHarrier (isn’t he cute?), @birdman1066, @alanmcbride, @georgialocock and @wildeaboutbirds, and many others too numerous to mention.
There are 388 e-petitions on the Westminster parliament website – this is the 13th to reach the 10,000 signatures mark. Let us remember that this has been achieved without the support of the RSPB, without the support of the Wildlife Trusts, without the public support of any wildlife conservation organisation. It has been achieved by a bunch of individuals supported by the League Against Cruel Sports and the Green Party. Ours is a small, but growing, popular movement. We are leading the way.
Thank you again to all who have signed and promoted this e-petition. Have a day off and then come back with a friend, two friends, three friends to get the numbers going again, please.
More on this later today. But ‘Thank you!’ for your support!
Ban driven grouse shooting – please sign here.