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Yesterday’s Countryfile programme featured the Peak District (which is lovely – I was there on a couple of days last week) and shooting as a countryside pursuit. Andre Farrar, RSPB spokesperson (c14mins 40 secs into the programme) talking about grouse moor management: ‘…while the illegal persecution of birds of prey is tolerated, when the uplands…

A podcast

On Thursday, I headed down to Wiltshire (before heading up to the Peak District). I met up with Charlie Moores of Birders Against Wildlife Crime and recorded this podcast. Register for Hen Harrier day in the Peak District. Sign the e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting. Visit the Birders Against Wildlife Crime website. Likes(16)Dislikes(2)

A grouse with M&S

Dear Marc Bolland Last year you came under some pressure because  of the stance of M&S on selling Red Grouse meat in your London stores.  We are approaching the Inglorious Twelfth again, how time flies!, and I am writing to ask you to be more open and informative to your customers this year. I would…

The Shooting Times – don’t you just love ’em?

I did break the habit of a lifetime and bought The ST yesterday because I had been told it was full of jokes – and it was! As I flicked through it I couldn’t help but notice that there were about ( I stress ‘about’ – my eyes did begin to glaze over) 150 blokes…

Let’s be reasonable.

I don’t know how often readers of this blog go back a few days and read the comments that continue to accrue on earlier posts.  And I don’t know whether I would recommend it either – sometimes a late post is the best of the lot, but not always. So, I have little idea how…