A message from Dr Mark Avery...
There is a new two week old, petition calling for a ban of driven grouse shooting
The petition was set up by Chris Packham and had already gathered over 72,000 signatures in just over a week. That's good going. But time is short because we need to get past 100,000 signatures to trigger a debate in the Westminster Parliament to raise the profile of this issue. Although in theory we have until 13 February to get to 100,000 signatures it isn't that simple as, if a general election is called (as seems likely some time this autumn) then all petitions are closed and we'd have to start again!
So I am asking for your help, please, whether you agree with the petition or not, to spread the word to your friends and colleagues.
There are two ways that you can help, please:
- sign the petition yourself
- forward details to friends, family etc
I'd be very grateful, and so would Chris, for any support.
Dr Mark Avery