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A momentous day in parliament?

Today may be a momentous day in the Westminster Parliament but not because of the days spent toiling over the crafting of a response to the Wild Justice e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting. The response is the usual old…

Garden birds August 2019

This year I am keeping a list of birds seen in or from my garden. August is a month of disappearing Swifts although I sometimes see them over the garden into September. The latest record so far this year has…

The RSPB has a problem over its position on driven grouse shooting

Here are three somewhat disguised but accurate quotes from RSPB local groups on the subject of driven grouse shooting: I am Group Leader for the ******* Group. I have been an RSPB member for [decades] and a volunteer for [decades]….

Ban driven grouse shooting – 102,000 signatures

Here’s the ever-growing list of constituencies with more than 200 signatures already: Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Drew Hendry MP (SNP), 467 signatures Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker MP (Con), 452 signatures High Peak, Ruth George MP (Lab), 445 signatures Bristol…

100,000 signatures in 20 days

The significance of the 100,000 signatures for a ban on driven grouse shooting in a UK e-petition are various. And they come not so much because of the number of supporters but even more so in the speed of that…

Sunday quotes (29)

A series of quotes relevant to the environment and/or campaigning. This week’s quote is from Caleb Cushing (died 1879). The Normans came over, lance in hand, burning and trampling down every thing before them, and cutting off the Saxon dynasty…

A strong month on this blog – August 2019

With 133,203 pageviews in August, that was the second-highest ever month for this blog (highest ever; August 2016 (when a previous e-petition reached 100,000 signatures on 13 August) and gained 177,686 pageviews). Last month was quite a way ahead of…

Tim Melling – Hen Harrier

Tim writes: according to the RSPB, 2019 was a record year for Hen Harriers in England with 33 young fledged from 9 nests. But it is within my memory that 30 pairs nested in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland alone. Nine…