And now from AA to RSPB

No, not those nice people who fix your car by the side of the road, not those nice people who help you give up the booze, but those people, who sent me thousands of postcards disapproving, in no uncertain terms, of the RSPB’s position on culling Ruddy Ducks many years ago – Animal Aid. Animal…

A good week for the friends of the Hen Harrier

It’s difficult to keep up – there’s so much going on:   Severn Trent say ‘yes’ to Hen Harrier Day in Peak District. Hen Harrier Day in Peak District reaches capacity – any more attendees will jam the car parks… August Birdwatch has ‘Stop killing our Harriers’ on cover. M&S shelve plans to sell Red…

Does driven grouse shooting rely on criminal activity?

There are many reasons to be opposed to the intensive management of our uplands to provide high-cost days shooting.  But let us set aside the arguments on water quality, destruction of blanket blogs, carbon loss and the scale of legal killing of wildlife, and think only of the illegal killing of birds of prey –…

NEWS: M&S drop grouse sales in response to threatened boycott

Ben Webster in The Times: Game Over: M&S takes grouse off the shelves after boycott threat. M&S won’t sell grouse this year and tests new code for grouse moors after boycott threat http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4156994.ece … We did that!  Consumer power. Well done M&S!!  I’ll be shopping with you again later today.  And we’ll be watching you carefully…

Another man’s blog

This is a link to an excellent post on Chris Townsend’s excellent blog. What he describes is the Scottish version of Walshaw Moor and the industrialisation of the north of England’s hills. Sign this e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting in England.   I hope Chris will write a Guest Blog for here soon. Likes(26)Dislikes(1)