Where we stand

The ban driven grouse shooting e-petition is the thirteenth best supported of all the 2187 open e-petitions on the Westminster parliament website – that is, it has the thirteenth highest number of signatures. Here is the list with the title, the number of signatures earlier today, the dates when it appeared and when, in theory…

Wilful blindness continues, completely unabated

Here is an annotated (in bold and italics) copy of the government response to the phenomenally popular petition by Chris Packham to ban driven grouse shooting (see here). Basically, Defra maintains its wilful blindness of the issues and their responsibility to solve them. Grouse shooting is a legitimate activity [only in the sense of being…

Ban driven grouse shooting – 102,000 signatures

Here’s the ever-growing list of constituencies with more than 200 signatures already: Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hendry MP (SNP), 467 signatures Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker MP (Con), 452 signatures High Peak, Ruth George MP (Lab), 445 signatures Bristol West, Thangam Debbonaire MP (Lab), 396 signatures Sheffield Hallam, Jared O’Mara MP (Ind), 386 signatures…

85,000+

Many thanks to many supporters of the League Against Cruel Sports for adding their names to our e-petition (and to LACS staff for their asssistance). Today is already the strongest day for the e-petition for a while with over 4500 new signatures and the rate of new signatures still strong. But parliamentary pro-rogation may only…