Calling all media

              In a month’s time, if history is any guide, you will be publishing some puff pieces about grouse shooting and the Glorious 12th. Be aware, that this year is different – public opinion is turning against this ecologically damaging ‘sport’ and largely economically irrelevant ‘industry’.  This is what…

What they say 8:

Here I am talking to BAWC‘s Charlie Moores to raise the profile of Hen Harriers and Hen Harrier Day – click here to hear why I launched this e-petition.   ‘A very long time – and almost complete failure – there are fewer Hen Harriers now…’ ‘Things have got worse – they haven’t got better’…

Those French – unbelievable what they do

In the Languedoc area of France, the bourgoisie kill House Sparrows by throwing daggers at them.  It’s a traditional pastime that came into existence when technology allowed the perfect manufacture of sets of spadger daggers. Many areas of the Languedoc are managed to produce high numbers of sparrows for la chasse.  Trees are felled (sparrows…

What they say 7:

From: Hen Harriers: your essential brief by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust: Q: Is discussion of a ban on driven grouse shooting simplistic? A: Yes. Firstly, it ignores the wider conservation, employment and economic benefits of moorland managed for grouse; and secondly, it fails to address why there are so few hen harriers on…