Parliamentary Debate Driven Grouse Shooting: Only what we expected from the Tory lead committee.

Today’s debate on Mark Avery’s proposal to ban drive grouse shooting in London not surprisingly appeared to be very much one sided based upon Tory MP’s speaking against a ban very much to the fore. Significantly several MP’s who spoke made the point that the RSPB did not support a ban, and this point should […]

Male Hen Harrier tagged at Langholm found dead in Cumbria, Police Investigating

Joint Statement from the Hawk & Owl Trust and Natural England

“The body of a juvenile, male hen harrier – named Rowan – was recovered in Cumbria on 22nd October. He was satellite tagged at the Langholm project in the Scottish borders, as part of a joint venture between Natural England and […]

Duncan Thomas calls on all members of BASC to make sure they “stand together” #NoMoorMyths

From those who ~ Massacre Mountain Hares & Exterminate Hen Harriers and Peregrines!

This is the former Wildlife Crime Liaison Officer for Lancashire, including the Forest of Bowland, Mr Duncan Thomas, defending the undefendable. Its no myth Duncan, Hen Harriers have been persecuted to almost extinction on the moorlands in northern England. Its no […]

Ban Driven Grouse Shooting: Terry Pickford’s letter to Mark Menzies MP., together with the MP’s Response.

We have provided below a copy of Terry Pickford’s correspondence, in respect to the debate 31 October calling for a ban on Driven Grouse Shooting, sent to his Member of Parliament Mark Menzies. We have also attached Mark Menzies response to the questions Terry Pickford asked. As you can see from the MP’s reply […]

Terry Pickford TV interview: Raptor Wipeout in the Forest of Bowland

This is the first of two television broadcast featuring Terry Pickford. Here the veteran raptor conservationist highlights the damage caused by game management and direct persecution to species like the Hen Harrier and Peregrine falcon throughout the Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland since 2010. This is why Mr Pickford feels the only answer to resolve this […]

Hen Harrier badge, a symbol of the loss of Hen Harriers from the Forest of Bowland.

Symbol of the Forest of Bowland If you are concerned like we are about the disappearance of the Hen Harrier from the northern uplands of England, please consider the purchase of a special Forest of Bowland Hen Harrier Badge, (Raptor Free Zone), see image above. This unique badge has been designed and manufactured as […]

Driven Grouse Shooting, Presentation of Evidence.

Very disappointed, overall Mark Avery came out on top presenting factual evidence to the committee why driven grouse shooting should be banned and the reasons why he felt a licensing scheme would not work, with vicarious liability having a limited role without adequate enforcement.

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Driven Grouse Shooting: Parliamentary Debate: Submission of Evidence

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Petitions Committee:

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2016 2:15pm

http://parliamentlive.tv/

To watch this live from 2.15 pm Tuesday 18 th October via your PC, go to www.parliamentlive.tv/, then click Event Guide at the top of the page. Select (Tues 18 October), move across the page until you reach 2.00 […]

Police involvement in the Forest of Bowland, but not in the way you would expect.

We would expect the police to have an interest in protecting wildlife and apprehending those people who set out to destroy protected species like the Hen Harrier and Peregrine, this story has exposed the reality of what the Lancashire Constabulary are really interested in protecting. In the last five years we have witnessed the loss […]

Romania bans trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats

Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat.

In 2016, the largest hunting quotas yet gave hunters the mandate […]