As I am a bird recorder in North Wales I have been included in the circulation of an emailed exhortation by the local bird recording coordinator to sign an ePetition calling for the banning of driven grouse shooting on the pretext of helping to save the hen harrier from evil gamekeepers. I have replied declining the invitation but feel that Forumites should be aware. Presumably walked up grouse shooting is OK?
Ban driven grouse shooting - e-petitions
There is a strong political tone to the wording referring to wealthy shooters and stating that there are many adverse environmental impacts resulting from driven grouse shooting including discoloured water.