Actor Nick Miles joins walk against grouse shooting on Haworth Moor

Haworth, UK – Actor Nick Miles joined 60 people in a protest walk on Haworth Moor this lunchtime, urging Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting. Carrying home-made banners and festive-themed picnics, over 60 campaigners from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors (BBYM) held a protest ramble on Haworth Moor this lunchtime – on the weekend the … More Actor Nick Miles joins walk against grouse shooting on Haworth Moor

Tawny owl shot dead on Yorkshire Water grouse shooting moor

Holmfirth, UK – A tawny owl has been shot dead on moorland leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water. A tawny owl has been shot dead on a West Yorkshire moorland leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water. The persecuted bird of prey was discovered on 1 October on Wessenden Head & Digley Moor, near … More Tawny owl shot dead on Yorkshire Water grouse shooting moor

Actor Nick Miles to join walk against grouse shooting on Haworth Moor

Haworth, UK – Actor Nick Miles will join a protest walk on Haworth Moor this Saturday, urging Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting. What: Carrying home-made banners and festive-themed picnics, campaigners from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors (BBYM) will hold a protest ramble on Haworth Moor this Saturday – on the weekend the grouse shooting … More Actor Nick Miles to join walk against grouse shooting on Haworth Moor

Animals killed and thrown on bonfire on Yorkshire Water grouse shooting moor

Sheffield, UK – Wildlife has been killed and incinerated on a bonfire on moorland leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water. Wild animals have been killed and incinerated on a bonfire on a South Yorkshire moor leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water. Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors (BBYM) made the grim discovery of bird … More Animals killed and thrown on bonfire on Yorkshire Water grouse shooting moor

Yorkshire Water’s top conservation partner speaks up about moorland damage

Yorkshire Water’s top conservation partner has condemned environmentally-damaging practices on the water company’s moorlands leased for grouse shooting. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – which heads the Yorkshire Peat Partnership with Yorkshire Water in a bid to restore some of the region’s most vulnerable upland habitats – has raised concerns with the utility business about the considerable … More Yorkshire Water’s top conservation partner speaks up about moorland damage

Burnt, drained and persecuted: Yorkshire Water grouse moors exposed

Widespread environmental damage has been inflicted on internationally-important moorland leased by Yorkshire Water for grouse shooting, with campaigners warning this is set to increase with the burning season now getting underway. Heather moorland is being set on fire to control habitat to increase game bird populations for the guns. Large sections of threatened peatland habitat … More Burnt, drained and persecuted: Yorkshire Water grouse moors exposed

Yorkshire Water sell-off poisoned by grouse shooting woes

Yorkshire Water’s policy of allowing grouse shooting on its land has damaged its purported ‘environmentally friendly’ credentials at a crucial time, claim wildlife campaigners. The utility business, which is launching an imminent bid to replace its two largest shareholders, has been contacted by over 15,000 members of the public during the summer calling on them … More Yorkshire Water sell-off poisoned by grouse shooting woes

“Choose wildlife or grouse shooting,” campaigners tell Yorkshire Water following key meeting.

Yorkshire Water is being told to choose between having wildlife or grouse shooting on its moorlands across the county, following a key meeting with Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors and the League Against Cruel Sports. The appeal comes as the utility company launches its five year plan this week, which sets out a roadmap for … More “Choose wildlife or grouse shooting,” campaigners tell Yorkshire Water following key meeting.

Campaigners urge Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting during Bank Holiday weekend of action

Yorkshire, UK – Campaigners have held a weekend of action in four Yorkshire Coast towns as part of a campaign urging Yorkshire Water to stop leasing moorland for grouse shooting. Yorkshire Water – one of the region’s largest landowners – is being urged to stop leasing moorland for grouse shooting, with over 1,000 people signing … More Campaigners urge Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting during Bank Holiday weekend of action

United Utilities enforces stink pit ban on leased grouse moors

United Utilities has actively enforced its newly-adopted policy which prohibits the use of stink pits – piles of rotting animals, laid by gamekeepers to entice opportunistic wild-animals into awaiting snares – following discovery of one of the heaps of carcasses on a moor leased by the company for grouse shooting. The positive action was prompted … More United Utilities enforces stink pit ban on leased grouse moors