We are delighted to report that the National Trust have evoked a break clause in a tenancy agreement and have given notice on a lease for driven grouse shooting in the Peak District National Park.
So, to borrow Raptor Persecution UKs words, the NT have gone from “zero to hero”.
The lease will terminate in 2018, some 22 months hence. But, let Raptor Persecution UK, BAWC, Mark Avery, Chris Packaham and so many others who resolutely refuse to be intimidated enjoy the well deserved victory. It is worth reading the comments on the post via the link below.
For more details on the story see Raptor Persecution UK post https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/national-trust-pulls-grouse-shooting-lease-in-peak-district-national-park/#comments
See also Raptor Politics
Other comments will be available on other websites such as that of the Moorland Association.
This story is sure to run, will the notice be challenged? Will the BBC and other media cover the story? Watch this space as well the key campaigners websites.
Avery’s Ban Driven Grouse Shooting epetition is now at 41,216 – let’s keep pushing it to that all important 100,000 that will see Politicians ‘consider’ discussing it in Parliament. Defra did eventually issue a response to the petition quite some time after it passed the 10,000 mark. See the link below for that statement, the constituency map and to sign the petition
Apologies that we’ve had to include lengthy links but for some inexplicable reason the usual link option is not available …. now if one were minded towards conspiracy theories ….