Author Archives: Mark

About Mark

Born Bristol, UK Educated: Cleeve House School Bristol, Bristol Grammar School and Downing College Cambridge Ph.D. University of Aberdeen, Winter activity of pipistrelle bats. NERC post-doctoral Research Fellow, Edward Grey Institute, Oxford University Former Conservation Director of the RSPB, 1989-2011

Jon Dunn says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

Jon Dunn, birder and author, says: ‘There’s nothing I’d like more than to see a ban implemented on driven grouse shooting in Britain. Let’s not mince our words – it’s a blood-sport, where people kill wild animals for fun. But setting the immorality of that aside for a moment, it’s a rural industry with blood on […]

Harry Huyton says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

Harry Huyton, Director of One Kind, says: ‘Predator control, prescribed burning, disease control… these professional-sounding terms are used to give credibility to intensive grouse moor management and to obfuscate the grim reality: legal and illegal killing of native wildlife, landscape-scale burning, and mass-medication as though the grouse were being intensively farmed. For the past two […]

Ruth Miller and Alan Davies say ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

              Alan Davies and Ruth Miller are birdwatching guides who once held the world record for seeing the most species of birds in a calendar year (Ruth still does hold the female record!). Alan says ‘Our moorlands should be a place where we can enjoy our native wildlife, Driven […]

Paul Thomas says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

  Cartoonist Paul Thomas says: ‘I’m against driven grouse shoots because of the grotesque cruelty that is being dished out in the name of ‘sport’. Anyone defending it is talking out of their butts.’   To join Paul Thomas, please sign Gavin Gamble’s e-petition which calls for a ban on driven grouse shooting. Likes(32)Dislikes(1)

Nick Miles says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

Nick Miles, actor, says: ‘I want driven grouse shooting to be banned because I see its impacts in the area where I live. This picture was taken a short walk from where I live in Wensleydale, surrounded by grouse moors, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I can, and do, walk for hours, days, weeks, without […]