- shone a light on the scale of illegal raptor persecution in the UK uplands
- brought the damaging impacts of grouse moor management to the attention of the media and the British public
- had a lot of fun
- persuaded M&S three years in a row to reverse its decision to sell grouse meat in stores
- got MPs to debate the future of driven grouse shooting in the UK parliament
- persuaded the RSPB to dance with the one that brought them and to leave the Hen Harrier Inaction Plan
- showed that people have the power to change the way decision-makers think
- showed that you don’t have to wait for wildlife NGOs to take the lead – you can take the lead and they will have to follow
- forged friendships and alliances that will never be broken
- brought the end of driven grouse shooting 10 years closer (that’s my estimate) by standing up for nature
Thank you again.
And I reckon that many of us have learned skills and gained confidence in what we can do – I hope so – because there is more to do. We aren’t finished with this subject yet. And we are winning and we will win.