The RSPB and game shooting

Saturday’s welcome announcement from the RSPB that they are reviewing their position over game shooting is just that – welcome. None of us yet knows what that review will look like nor what, if anything, the RSPB has in mind might change; but we can guess. First, you don’t announce a review if your attention…

NEWS: We have been granted leave to appeal brood-meddling

I have been given leave to appeal Hon Justice Lang’s decision that brood-meddling of Hen Harrier nests is legal. The fight goes on! It doesn’t exactly look spectacular online, does it? RSPB has also been given leave to appeal on the same issue. We learned of this by noticing the online decision, as we have…

Own goals galore

Whoever it was in the Moorland Association who had the bright idea to issue a press release which alluded to the fact that two recently tagged Hen Harriers were missing in action in the most roundabout and misleading way was a fool. Whoever it was in the Moorland Association who issued this press release without…

The dullest update #justice4henharriers

Our appeal on brood meddling? We are still waiting to hear something from the courts. I wouldn’t want you to think that I had dropped this appeal, it’s just that the legal system is quite slow. The wheels of justice turn slowly but grind exceedingly fine Whatever the resolution of this case, you will hear…

Costs

Let’s hear it for the Aarhus Convention! So, of £26k raised in double-quick time last spring (2018!) £5k goes in costs and the rest goes to my, our, legal team. And that also pays for the appeal which we are pursuing. This shows clearly what a great a deal I had from my, our, legal…