Another week and Jane Griggs’s and Ed Hutchings’s e-petitions about grouse shooting limp along.
At least the ‘license’ e-petition has now, finally (or maybe not finally) passed the ‘pro’ e-petition. Hooray for that!
However, RSPB magazines have been falling through people’s letterboxes for several days now (though mine has not yet arrived) and the spurt in signatures is just what one would expect – a little bit faster but not very impressive really.
The RSPB is failing to mobilise its members to stir themselves in favour of licensing of grouse shooting, just as the pro-shooters are failing even more to mobilise their supporters (except they have a much smaller base to start with).
Three e-petitions - how do they compare?
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Unless things change quite a lot – and maybe they will – there is a clear indication that more people support banning driven grouse shooting than those who either wish to see it licensed or who want to see it continue unchanged and living in the nineteenth century. We may end up with more signatures for a ban than for the other two options added together – but don’t count others’ signatures until the e-petitions close.
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