Please sign the petition below to prevent the Hen Harrier from becoming extinct in England

This protected bird is asking for your help.

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Hen Harriers have been fully protected by law since 1954 yet they are still being killed on some grouse moors.

The Forest of Bowland was once the English stronghold of this species with over a dozen pairs.

The Forest of Bowland has a Hen Harrier logo yet none nested here in 2016.

In 2015 four males suddenly ‘disappeared’.

In 2014 two young females ‘disappeared’.

Their ‘crime’ is eating Red Grouse that people shoot for fun.

Someone is killing our Hen Harriers

You have the power to save your local Hen Harriers.

Please sign the petition to ban driven grouse shooting.

http://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003

A message from Chris Packham

Ban driven grouse shooting

Grouse shooting for ‘sport’ depends on intensive habitat management which increases flood risk and greenhouse gas emissions, relies on killing Foxes, Stoats, Mountain Hares etc in large numbers and often leads to the deliberate illegal killing of protected birds of prey including Hen Harriers.

Driven grouse shooting uses animals for live target practice, with thousands killed every day. Native predators are killed because they eat Red Grouse. Mountain Hares are killed because they carry ticks that can spread diseases to grouse. Heather is burned to increase Red Grouse numbers for shooting. Grouse shooting is economically, ecologically and socially unnecessary. This is ‘canned hunting’.

Supported by Eduardo Gonçalves, CEO of League Against Cruel Sports, Chris Packham and Bill Oddie.

 

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1 comment to Please sign the petition below to prevent the Hen Harrier from becoming extinct in England

  • I think it is a disgrace that these magnificent birds are being killed by gamekeepersand farmers, in spite of having a protection law against such .

    Editor’s Comment. Pamela, thank you for your comment. The killing of our protected raptors, in particular on red grouse moors, is not being undertaken by farmers.