If you really want to have a go at the establishment…


By Heywood Hardy (oil on canvas,1898) , via Wikimedia Commons

If you really want to have a go at the establishment and you don’t really care how – then just sign this e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003

If you want to have a go at the establishment in a more thoughtful way then read it first and then sign it! https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003

If you want to have a go at the establishment in an even more thoughtful way then read these FAQs on grouse shooting and then sign this e-petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003

If you want to read a whole book on the subject then try this one, Inglorious – conflict in the uplands, but please sign this e-petition too https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003


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  1. Richard Ebbs says:

    Done all that and signed.

    • Richard Ebbs says:

      Mark, I followed Random22's advice to clear cookies and now seem to be able to commemt again. Unfortunately I'm lost for words following the Referendum.

  2. Anand Prasad says:

    On Mark's guest blog by Steve Ormerod, RSPB Chair of Council,
    Steve wrote
    'Since you posted your blog the context has changed considerably. It is now public knowledge that the European Commission has begun legal action against the UK Government over its approach to implementing the Habitats Directive on Special Areas of Conservation in the English uplands (see here). '

    Well now we can throw that right back at you Steve. Since the ONLY active thing the RSPB was doing for Hen Harriers and other raptors on moorland was fighting for the Habitats Directive which has, as far as we are concerned, gone, what is there left?
    Corks are popping again on the grouse moors in fact they must be completely sloshed nowadays. Who needs gas guns, they have popping champaign corks and men in tweed rolling around in the heather, laughing.

    Steve also wrote
    'Of course, as with any policy area, we will periodically assess progress and any changes to the external situation and respond accordingly.'
    Now surely is the time for the RSPB to review its policy and support a ban.

  3. Giles Bradshaw says:

    The best way to have a go to the establishment is to set fire to it.


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