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…

80,000 signatures and suspending parliament

80,000 signatures is a significant milestone that was passed last night. There are now 19,961 signatures needed to reach the 100,000 signatures threshold. The news that the Westminster Parliament will be suspended on 12 September means, I am pretty sure, that all petitions will close on that date. Which means that we have 14 days…

We have a rival petition

We have a rival e-petition in favour of grouse shooting (all types) which was set up over a week ago and yesterday passed 3000 signatures. It needs a bit of help from the Chelsea set to get a remotely respectable number of signatures and that help has not yet been forthcoming. When we see the…

78,620 signatures in two weeks – a great start!

I caught myself feeling a bit disappointed with how quickly the signatures for Chris Packham’s petition were amassing the other day – but it is just two weeks of existence and well over three quarters of the way to the hoped-for 100,000 signatures. That is a fantastic rate of progress – let’s not forget. Here…