A GLORIOUS 12TH FOR HUNT SABOTEURS

13th August 2021 Over 100 hunt sabs have disrupted multiple grouse shoots in the Yorkshire Dales on the  prestigious opening day of the grouse shooting season. Despite repeated claims in the media that shoots were either delaying or cancelling their seasons due to low grouse counts we knew that many of them still wouldn’t be able to …

Grouse shooting shames Scotland

10th August 2021 No one knows how many wild red grouse will be shot during the Scottish shooting season starting on 12 August. Neither do we know how many of those birds will be left wounded and suffering as they wait to be put out of their misery. This is because grouse shooting is almost …

Gamekeeper filmed killing two Buzzards but gets away with it

Original post from Raptor Persecution UK - Gamekeeper filmed shooting 2 buzzards on grouse moor in Yorkshire Dales national park 9th March 2021 The RSPB Investigations Team has published a blog this morning, detailing their undercover work filming a gamekeeper on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, who used a tethered eagle …

Game shooter defends fieldsports after cat and fox found near snares at Bolton Abbey

26th February 2021 A KEEN fieldsports man who has been visiting the Bolton Abbey Estate for 35 years, has defended the shooting fraternity after a runner on the moor came across a dead cat and fox near snares and what appeared to be a ‘stink pit’ on the estate. The runner informed the police who …

Grouse shooting licence move sparks ‘dismay’

26th November 2020 Licensing is to be introduced for Scottish shooting estates in a bid to make them more accountable for practices such as raptor persecution. It comes despite strong opposition from land managers who claim it will make their businesses unprofitable. The Scottish government said it would bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary …