Two good petitions…

There are three petitions going the rounds at the moment which refer to grouse shooting.   These two are well worthy of support in my opinion: A petition on the UK parliament website which calls for an independent study to assess the economic benefit of grouse shooting – proposed by Les Wallace (a frequent commenter…

After they get back from Specsavers, the Angus Glens Moorland Group may wish to have a go at this one… Many thanks to Mr Carbo for this.   Likes(43)Dislikes(1)

Bowland Gull Cull 14 – some information

At 14:59 this afternoon I received some answers to my FOI request of 10 July 2017 about the Bowland gull cull (see here for summary).  I’m very grateful to NE for their response. It will take me a few days to read the large documents that I have been sent and to figure out what…

Guest blog – Wildfire and Moorland Management by Bob Berzins

Wildfire and Moorland Management The moorland above Carrbrook Greater Manchester has been devastated by one of the largest moorland fires in recent years. The fire started on 24th June and burnt for around three weeks covering an area of 18 sq km. The cloud of smoke was visible from space and residents had to abandon…

Shoddy misportrayal by BBC Radio 4 – not for the first time.

The Radio 4 Today programme  is making a habit of attending the Game Fair and it covered quite a lot of ground, some of it quite well, this morning. Well done to Georgia Locock for speaking up against intensive grouse shooting.  Georgia, a first-year undergraduate, was put up against 33 year-old, experienced spokesperson for shooting,…