You may be aware of this
already, but if you aren't I would urge you sign it and circulate it among your
friends and members.
Shooting, in particular driven grouse shooting, is
under severe threat at the moment, with the loony left of the RSPB in the form
of their ex Conservation Director, Mark Avery, calling for a complete
It is all centred around the survival of one particular bird, the
Hen Harrier, which has, according to them, been persecuted to the point of
extinction - largely untrue.
The shooting industry has been urging
everyone to come together in order to protect these birds of prey, but there
have been stand out differences which are lengthy to say the least and largely
down to the incalcitrance of the bird lobby
This represents the thin end
of a very large wedge, that we must resist at all costs.
The main parties such as Natural
England and Defra are very much in our favour - at the moment - but we must do
everything we possibly can to maintain their trust, respect and appreciation for
what we do.
Please follow the link and vote in favour and also, if you
can, get as many of your friends to sign as well.