Rally to ban grouse shooting, 11 August,Town Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

11th August at 11:30 – 14:00
Town Square, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

Rally to ban grouse shooting!

The moors above Hebden Bridge are some of Yorkshire’s most iconic beauty spots, but Yorkshire Water has put them in jeopardy. The uplands are let out by the utility company to grouse shooters who decimate the wildlife for sport by trap, snare and gun. Not only this – large sections of heather are deliberately burnt to increase game bird numbers, decimating blanket bog and contributing to flooding in the valley. By leasing out land for grouse shooting, Yorkshire Water is damaging wildlife, habitat, visitor experiences and the regional economy.

What shall we do? Saturday 11 August is the day before the start of the grouse shooting season. We will hold a respectful protest in Hebden Bridge’s Town Square to urge Yorkshire Water to stop leasing land above the town for grouse shooting.

Are you ready to take action?

? Date: Saturday 11 August 2018
? Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
? Time: 11:30am
? Address: The Town Square, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

Posters and leaflets will be provided, but please bring along your friends and family.

Community · Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Campaigning to end grouse shooting on Yorkshire’s Moors. Our vision is for the uplands to conserve wildlife, habitat and benefit the regional economy.

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Transport:

Nearest Train Station: Hebden Bridge (10 minutes)

Buses run through regularly from Keighley, Haworth, Halifax, Huddersfield, Todmorden, Burnley and Rochdale. For more details visit West Yorkshire Metro: www.wymetro.com

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For more information, please contact Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StopTheShoot
Twitter: @StopTheShoot
Instagram: @StopTheShoot1
E-mail: StopTheShoot@gmail.com

2 comments to Rally to ban grouse shooting, 11 August,Town Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

  • The truth is out there

    Facts are such a pain but if you investigated properly, you’d find that Yorkshire Water doesn’t lease any shooting above Hebden Bridge.

    It might own some of the land but it does not own the sporting rights that enable the activities you wish to ban.

    A small but very important point – if you wish to change the world, you need to target the right people & organisations!

  • Dan

    Two days before the shooting season. There’ll be no shooting on the 12th as it’s a Sunday this year.

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