Walshaw moor: Intensively managed for red grouse, while habitat legislation ignored.


Hebden Bridge resident Ros talks about about the impact of having a moor with grouse shooting near her home, as part of the preparation for our film, “Grouse shooting: Unnatural. Uncontrolled. Unkind.” You can watch the full film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RROGO…. Grouse moor owners, supported by millions of pounds of taxpayer subsidies, brutally kill and maim huge number of wild animals and leave vast swathes of precious peatland burnt dry and scarred with vehicle tracks.

This is all so that unnaturally large populations of red grouse can be nurtured as live targets for ‘guns’, who can pay more than £3,000 for a single day’s bloody entertainment.

Animal Aid’s 2016 film, entitled ‘Grouse shooting: Unnatural. Uncontrolled. Unkind’ reveals the harmful and cruel nature of grouse shooting, including wildlife persecution, environmental damage and the destruction of the landscape.

Find out more: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/go/grouse Sign the government e-petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petiti…

2 comments to Walshaw moor: Intensively managed for red grouse, while habitat legislation ignored.

  • Ros berrington

    Walshaw Estate has just put in a planning application to build a 2.5 km track over one of the more remote areas of the moor.The reasons they give is to allow greater access to estate workers (gamekeepers) to carry out their duties(burning,escorting shooters) more easily.It is also deemed a fire risk so this track is needed,with two large turning circles for fire engines in case of wildfires(sic).
    Are we to have fire engine tracks over the countrie’s remote areas of uplands just in case of wildfires?
    For anyone suitably angry enough about these plans it is Pendle council planning app.18/0069/ARD (agricultural access road)Case officer is called Charlotte Pinch and there is about 10 days to respond.

  • Brian Leecy

    This sets out a really bad and worrying precedent for the Future of our Uplands, if this track gets the go ahead ,and it’s looking like Natural England are unbelievably going to approve it allegedly ! We can only hope Pendle Council might object to this Planning Application .