Category Archives: e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting

Hen Harriers on WatO

  If you were listening to the World at One today (starting at 38 minutes into piece) you will have heard a long piece on Hen Harriers. Well done WatO!  And well done RSPB (especially Ian Thomson and Blanaid Denman). The bird in question looks like these images by Gordon Yates – super bird isn’t […]

Pro grouse shooting MPs investigated

I keep an eye on the ups and downs of the politicians who have played any part in the debates over the future of driven grouse shooting and other topics which interest me. Four MPs are being investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards – two of the four are Conservative MPs with seats in […]

Live in Scotland? Then put pressure on the SNP.

  The recent debacle in the Scottish legal and conservation system over the four-year delay in doing nothing (!) over the illegal alleged killing of a Hen Harrier is a matter for Scottish legal officers and Scottish nature conservationists to sort out with the help and support of Scottish politicians. The female Hen Harrier that […]

Badgers and grouse shooting

Just for interest, here are the MPs who spoke in Monday’s badger debate, annotated with the number of their constituents who signed the anti-badger-cull petition and those who signed the ban-grouse shooting petition:   Paul Flynn, Newport West  119 badgers, 113 grouse shooting Stephen Doughty, Cardiff South & Penarth  141 badgers, 185 grouse Richard Drax, […]

An article by me in British Birds

British Birds kindly asked me to write one of their guest editorials and Driven grouse shooting – where next? has recently been published on their website. Likes(32)Dislikes(4)