Police search Haworth Moor in wildlife crime probe

A popular West Yorkshire beauty spot has been searched by the police and RSPCA during an investigation into animal cruelty. Officers from West Yorkshire Police and the RSPCA searched Haworth Moor, which is owned and leased out for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water, on Thursday, 13 June. The investigation follows intelligence on alleged wildlife crime … More Police search Haworth Moor in wildlife crime probe

Day of action! Campaigners show Yorkshire Water it must pull the plug on grouse shooting

From Harrogate to Sheffield and Hebden Bridge to Whitby, local campaigners this weekend took action in 17 towns and cities across Yorkshire in a coordinated day of action. Their message was clear: Yorkshire Water must pull the plug on grouse shooting. Campaigners held signs, handed out tens of thousands of leaflets and asked customers to … More Day of action! Campaigners show Yorkshire Water it must pull the plug on grouse shooting

125,000 urge Yorkshire Water to ban grouse shooting

Over 125,000 people have signed a petition urging Yorkshire Water to ban grouse shooting on moorland across the region. Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors, which started the petition, says wildlife is being eradicated and peatland damaged by burning on the company’s land to boost red grouse populations for shooting. Investigations by campaigners on 8 of … More 125,000 urge Yorkshire Water to ban grouse shooting

Yorkshire Water: animals trapped to ‘protect’ game birds

Wildlife is being killed in traps on Yorkshire Water moorland to preserve red grouse for shooting, the company has admitted for the first time. The acknowledgement was made in a statement to customers who raised concerns about wild animals being trapped, snared and shot by the company’s grouse shooting tenants. Gamekeepers on Yorkshire Water’s leased … More Yorkshire Water: animals trapped to ‘protect’ game birds

Moorland monitors take to Stanbury Moor

Forty moorland monitors took to Stanbury Moor on Saturday to oppose wildlife persecution on Yorkshire Water’s land (photos here). Wildlife campaigners from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors and Calderdale Moorland Monitors descended on the moor to document traps, snares and piles of decomposing animal carcasses – left out by gamekeepers to lure natural predators in … More Moorland monitors take to Stanbury Moor

Trap warning signs put up on Haworth Moor

Signs warning walkers about the use of animal traps on Haworth and Stanbury moors have been put up by anti-bloodsports campaigners. Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors installed the notices, bearing Yorkshire Water’s logo, around the company’s leased grouse shooting moors which are popular with dog walkers and ramblers. The wildlife conservation group says visitors “have … More Trap warning signs put up on Haworth Moor

Grouse shooting lease on Denton Moor will end

NG Bailey will end its grouse shooting lease on Denton Moor following lobbying by Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors. It was announced yesterday, 21 March, by the leading engineering firm that its grouse shooting arrangements on the Denton Park Estate, Wharfedale, would be brought to an end. The decision follows a string of wildlife persecution … More Grouse shooting lease on Denton Moor will end

Yorkshire Water to review grouse shooting on Calderdale moors

Yorkshire Water will review the future of grouse shooting on Baitings, Turley Holes & Higher House Moors in Calderdale. The move has been welcomed by Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors—which is lobbying the water company to stop leasing moorland for grouse shooting—and could spell the end for one of Yorkshire Water’s largest game bird shooting … More Yorkshire Water to review grouse shooting on Calderdale moors

Walkers encouraged to report wildlife persecution

Walkers on some of the region’s most popular moorlands are being encouraged to report suspected wildlife persecution by a local conservation organisation. The appeal from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors follows large numbers of wild animals being trapped, snared and shot on moorland leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water. Gamekeepers on the utility company’s … More Walkers encouraged to report wildlife persecution

Yorkshire Water grouse moors ignore burning moratorium

Yorkshire Water’s grouse shooting tenants are ignoring a government moratorium on heather burning, introduced to protect the county’s moorland environment and wildlife. The utility business has requested grouse shooting operators on its land pledge to stop setting fire to large sections of sensitive moorland, which is performed to engineer optimal breeding habitat for game birds. … More Yorkshire Water grouse moors ignore burning moratorium