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

Labour calls for public inquiry into grouse shooting, as Yorkshire MPs back a ban.

Yorkshire, UK – The Labour Party has called for a public inquiry into grouse shooting, following growing pressure from regional MPs who are backing a ban. The move has been strongly welcomed by campaigners, Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors. The Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Sue Hayman … More Labour calls for public inquiry into grouse shooting, as Yorkshire MPs back a ban.

Hebden Bridge protest urges Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting

Hebden Bridge, UK – Nearly 100 campaigners protested in Hebden Bridge on Saturday lunchtime to urge Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting from moorland across the region, on the day before the season opens. Carrying placards which read “Yorkshire Water: End Grouse Shooting”, nearly 100 campaigners from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors (BBYM) and the … More Hebden Bridge protest urges Yorkshire Water to drop grouse shooting

Animals left to rot in traps on moorland leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water is facing growing calls to stop leasing moorland for grouse shooting because of considerable damage to wildlife and the environment, including decomposing animals being left to rot in jaw-like traps on Stanbury Moor, West Yorkshire – one of thirteen owned by the company on which grouse shooting is permitted (photos available here, here, … More Animals left to rot in traps on moorland leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water

United Utilities launches snares review

Warrington, UK – United Utilities has launched a review into snaring across its leased estate following pressure from customers, shareholders and wildlife campaigners. United Utilities has launched a review into the use of fox snares on its leased estate, which includes a number of areas used for grouse, pheasant and partridge shooting across Lancashire, Derbyshire … More United Utilities launches snares review

Yorkshire Water under fire over ‘jaw-like’ traps on grouse shooting moors

Bradford, UK – Yorkshire Water has been condemned by wildlife campaigners following discovery of ‘jaw-like’ traps, set to kill stoats and weasels on moorland leased by the company for grouse shooting. Over 3,000 people have urged the utility supplier to implement a ban. Bradford-based Yorkshire Water is facing growing calls to stop leasing moorland across … More Yorkshire Water under fire over ‘jaw-like’ traps on grouse shooting moors

NG Bailey to review future of grouse shooting on Denton Moor

Ilkley, UK – The future of grouse shooting on Denton Moor will be reviewed as part of an environmental drive by owners, NG Bailey. Engineering firm NG Bailey is set to launch a review into the future of grouse shooting on Denton Moor, as part of a wider drive to increase environmental conservation within the … More NG Bailey to review future of grouse shooting on Denton Moor

Yorkshire Water orders removal of snares from grouse shooting moors

Bradford, UK – Yorkshire Water has ordered removal of fox snares and a ‘stink pit’ from beauty spots leased for grouse shooting across the region. Yorkshire Water has ordered removal of fox snares and a ‘stink pit’ – a heap of rotting carcasses of wild animals, aimed at enticing opportunistic mammals in to their deaths … More Yorkshire Water orders removal of snares from grouse shooting moors

Yorkshire Water urged to end grouse shooting at beauty spots following snares find

Bradford, UK – Yorkshire Water is being urged to end grouse shooting on its moorlands, following the discovery of snares and a ‘stink pit’ at several beauty spots across the region. Yorkshire Water – one of the region’s largest landowners – is being urged to stop leasing land for grouse shooting, following the discovery of … More Yorkshire Water urged to end grouse shooting at beauty spots following snares find

Where next for Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor?

When a group of us formed Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor in 2014, we made a promise: our involvement with the moor would not cease once the objective of ending grouse shooting had been realised. The members of our Steering Committee are Yorkshire people, have frequented Ilkley Moor for many decades collectively and take pride … More Where next for Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor?