The first environmental statement from the Independent Group?
A quote from Angela Smith MP, now Independent Group MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, who is also the Westminster Parliament Species Champion for the Hen Harrier, following last week’s devastating critique of driven grouse shooting in a new scientific paper;
Grouse shooting is facing serious scrutiny at the moment, especially in relation to the persecution of birds of prey. The killing has to stop. If it doesn’t, the political pressure for legislation to toughen the law will increase and the case for change will become impossible to ignore.