It’s been a busy day today:
- OneKind’s Mountain Hare report: I found this report really interesting. I certainly hadn’t realised that Mountain Hare shooting was a business as well as a peculiarly ill-judged form of ‘pest’ control.
A number of businesses advertising recreational mountain hare killing on their websites were approached by OneKind for comment on the report and the following responses were noted:
- The Balavil Estate website has been taken down and the following comment was provided: “A website set up by the previous owners of the Balavil Estate does not present an accurate description of the estate as it is today. We are seeking to close this website which is not in our ownership. Since 2015, Balavil Estate has had a new owner who is investing in land and properties on the estate, particularly in relation to its farming activities. The estate has no plans for hare shooting.”
- Viscount Hunting are no longer advertising mountain hare hunting. Their website now says that “hunting experiences will exclude Mountain Hare shooting as of the 2017 shooting season” and that they are “firmly in line with the current position of the Scottish Wildlife Trust”. Excellent!
- The Mirani Hunting entry on VisitScotland.org has appeared to have removed the image of a mountain hare hunt.