Today is the last day you can submit evidence to the inquiry into grouse shooting being held by the House of Commons Petitions Committee as a result of our e-petition and ahead of a debate on the subject. When you do, you’ll get a message like the one above.
I’ve seen many excellent, short and heartfelt pieces of evidence from readers of this blog – and delightfully many from whom I have never heard before. I’ve also commented on and/or seen several substantial pieces of evidence sent by organisations. The mix of the two is very important and so if you are wavering about whether to put in your own thoughts, please, just do it! Here is the link.
And, of course, if you don’t send in some evidence you are leaving the field open to thers to spread their information without fear of correction.
So, we are heading for an ‘important debate’:
Do you run a rural business that would benefit from more wildlife tourism in National Parks?
Has a gamekeeper ever told you to leave land when it is actually open public access?
Have you ever found birds or mammals long-dead in snares or traps?
Do you wish you saw more varied wildlife on the moors near where you live?
Are you worried about greenhouse gas emissions from our uplands?[registration_form]