Category Archives: e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting

Ruth Peacey says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

  Ruth Peacey, wildlife film maker who was voted Birdwatch magazine’s conservation hero of 2017 by readers, says: ‘I support the banning of driven grouse shooting because I am sick of hearing about the loss of so many birds of prey on or near these areas. These animals aren’t just “mysteriously disappearing”, they are being […]

Dominic Dyer says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

  Dominic Dyer is CEO of the Badger Trust and says: ‘Driven grouse shooting involves huge cruelty to red grouse, has a significant negative impact on the environment and leads to the illegal persecution of endangered hen harriers and other raptors and the widespread killing of ground predators including badgers, foxes and stoats There can […]

David Lindo says ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’

  David Lindo, author and ‘urban birder’ says: ‘I think that it is a national embarrassment that driven grouse shooting is still being allowed to persist at the expense of our precious Hen Harriers. Please sign this new e-petition to ban this outdated and useless form of hunting.’ To join David Lindo, please sign Gavin […]

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 […]