Did you notice that we have passed the previous best total for signatures on an e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting? Last time around it took six months, that must be 26 weeks, to reach 33,655 signatures – and I thought that was pretty amazing really – but this time around we passed that total in six weeks.
So 20 weeks to go. I’d now be disappointed if we didn’t sail past 50,000 signatures, and a bit disappointed if we didn’t get to 66,666 signatures. But we’ll see.
There is just the possibility that we might reach 100,000 signatures this time around. If so, I guess we’d need to get to 66,666 around 20 July and then have a manic two months to try to add another 33,334 by 20 September.
Who’s up for getting to 100,000?
If you are, and I certainly am (let’s give it our best shot!), here are some hints:
- please ask your friends and colleagues to sign – if everyone who has signed got one more person to sign next week then we’d double our numbers straight away.
- if you use social media then please grow your network over the next few weeks and months for a big push in August and September – the more followers you have in the UK, the more you can help to spread the word.
- if you know of a someone who edits/writes a newsletter (electronic or paper) who you think might be interested in an article on why we should end driven grouse shooting, then please put them in touch with me and I will do my best to give them some free copy to use.
And thank you for all your support and help up to now – this is our e-petition not just mine, nor mine, Bill Oddie’s, Chris Packham’s and LACS’s (even though they all support it). It’s yours and mine – it’s ours.
And did you notice that Stroud has just joined the 100 Club?
And did you notice that Calder Valley is on 199?
And did you notice that we are very close to 34,000?
(I bet Jim Clarke did!).
Sign the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting.