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 […]

Press Release: Hebden Bridge Grouse Shooting Protest on Walshaw Moor Estate.

Hebden Bridge people will gather in St Georges Square at 9am on 12th and 13th August to protest the not-so-glorious 12th August, traditionally the start of the grouse shooting season. Stink pits filled with animal corpses used for trapping animals such as foxes on Walshaw Moor Estate (please credit to Animal Aid) […]

Don’t undermine the laws that protect nature, say nearly half a million European citizens

An RSPB Media Release

Calls to defend nature beat the record for responses to European public consultations

Don’t undermine or wreck the laws protecting nature. That’s the clear and powerful message to the President of the European Commission and his Commissioners from the majority of nearly […]

Ban the Burn – Media Release from Rebecca Taylor MEP

For immediate release – 10th January 2013

Rebecca Taylor MEP and “Ban the Burn” campaign press the European Commission to act on moorland burning. Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem Euro-MP for Yorkshire, has joined forces with a West Yorkshire based pressure group to stop a grouse shooting estate burning protected moorland above the Calder Valley.


RSPB responds to Ban the Burn’s complaint to Europe over Walshaw Moor

RSPB media release 4 January 2012

On Thursday 10 January Hebden Bridge campaign group Ban the Burn is submitting a complaint to the European Commission over actions by Natural England, the statutory body responsible for safeguarding the nation’s countryside. The group’s complaint relates to Natural England’s decision in March 2012 to drop its prosecution […]


Local campaigners are asking the European Commission to investigate a potential misuse of European funding by Natural England, the UK’s nature watchdog. A representative of the BAN THE BURN campaign, based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, will travel to Brussels on 10th January to meet Jean-François Brakeland, head of the Compliance Promotion, Governance and Legal […]


On Sunday August 12th, flood-hit residents of Hebden Bridge and campaigners from across the country will set out from the town centre on a ban the burn protest walk to the Walshaw Moor grouse-shooting estate. Following the walk, the BAN THE BURN national campaign launch will take place at Hebden Bridge Trades Club (6pm). […]