Bradford Lib Dems back end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Bradford, UK – Bradford Council’s Liberal Democrat Group has given its backing to ending grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor, only days after the game hunting season opens. Bradford Council’s Liberal Democrat Group has given its backing to ending grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor. The announcement from the third largest political party on the Council comes … More Bradford Lib Dems back end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Protest ramble opposes grouse shooting season on Ilkley Moor

Ilkley, UK – Campaigners held a protest ramble on Ilkley Moor this weekend to oppose the last grouse shooting season permitted under Bradford Council’s controversial license. Carrying home-made banners and picnic baskets, around 100 campaigners from Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor (BBIM) held a peaceful protest ramble to oppose the opening of the grouse shooting … More Protest ramble opposes grouse shooting season on Ilkley Moor

“Moorland vandalism”: Chris Packham calls for Ilkley Moor shoot ban

Ilkley, UK – Outspoken wildlife presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has urged Bradford Council to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor in a statement addressing Leader Susan Hinchcliffe. Outspoken wildlife presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has branded Bradford Council’s allowance of grouse shooting on Yorkshire’s iconic beauty spot Ilkley Moor as “moorland vandalism”. The comments … More “Moorland vandalism”: Chris Packham calls for Ilkley Moor shoot ban

Wildlife crash on Ilkley Moor prompts fresh calls to ban grouse shooting

Ilkley, UK – Wildlife populations have crashed on treasured beauty spot Ilkley Moor, risking the site’s conservation status, freshly emerged figures show. Campaigners have written to Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe demanding a ban on grouse shooting. Over half of protected breeding bird species have declined or become locally extinct on Yorkshire’s iconic beauty spot … More Wildlife crash on Ilkley Moor prompts fresh calls to ban grouse shooting

John Grogan MP Backs End to Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor

Newly elected representative for Keighley and Ilkley, John Grogan MP, has backed an end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor. The politician has described the practice when conducted on public land as presenting a potential conflict of interest. Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor, which has lobbied Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC) to cease leasing the … More John Grogan MP Backs End to Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor

BBIM publishes its evidence for Parliament Grouse Shooting Inquiry.

Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Grouse Shooting Inquiry, which was unveiled as a result of a 123,000-strong petition, calling for the ‘sport’ to be outlawed. The evidence we presented, which is available here, provides a unique and comprehensive insight into the the negative impact grouse moor management … More BBIM publishes its evidence for Parliament Grouse Shooting Inquiry.

Bradford Council Launches Consultation on Future of Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor

Bradford Council has unveiled a public consultation on whether grouse shooting should be allowed to continue on Ilkley Moor, after its current license expires in June 2018. The process forms part of the Council’s new vision for Ilkley Moor, which seeks to deliver a future based on “sustainable, quality management”. Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor, … More Bradford Council Launches Consultation on Future of Grouse Shooting on Ilkley Moor

Progress: Burning to be Replaced with Cutting on Ilkley Moor

Bradford Council has unveiled a series of new measures to aid conservation on Ilkley Moor. Among them is a restriction on burning, an intensive technique used by gamekeepers to engineer an unnaturally high population of grouse. It is these additional birds which are shot. However, research shows the practice degrades rare peatland habitat, decreases wildlife biodiversity and … More Progress: Burning to be Replaced with Cutting on Ilkley Moor

Walk for Wildlife on Ilkley Moor

Carrying picnics and home-made banners, 120 campaigners held a peaceful walk for wildlife on Ilkley Moor on Saturday, just days before the start of the grouse shooting season on 12 August. Their goal? To urge landowner Bradford Council to end the practice – which has decreased wildlife biodiversity, degraded rare habitat and polluted the public land with toxic lead … More Walk for Wildlife on Ilkley Moor