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?

Game Over: Ilkley Moor Grouse Shooting Deed Expires

Ilkley, UK – Grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor has officially come to an end, after Bradford Council’s controversial deed which formerly permitted the controversial practice expired at midnight. The official end of grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor, the last municipal moorland in the UK where the practice was permitted, has been welcomed by campaigners after … More Game Over: Ilkley Moor Grouse Shooting Deed Expires

Bradford Council vow to restore Ilkley Moor as grouse shooting ends

Ilkley, UK – Bradford Council has vowed to restore precious habitat vital for breeding birds and flood mitigation, following decision to end grouse shooting. Bradford Council has vowed to restore habitat important to the success of breeding birds and mitigating flood risk, following its decision this week to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor. Over … More Bradford Council vow to restore Ilkley Moor as grouse shooting ends

Bradford Councillors vote to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Ilkley, UK – Bradford Council’s Labour Group votes by overwhelming majority to not renew grouse shooting rights for Ilkley Moor, a move that has been strongly welcomed by wildlife campaigners. Bradford Councillors voted to not renew controversial grouse shooting rights for Ilkley Moor at City Hall tonight. The decision, which was taken by the Bradford … More Bradford Councillors vote to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Councillors urged to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor as ‘final’ season comes to a close

Ilkley, UK – Bradford Councillors are being urged to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor, following the final season in its controversial deed closing over the weekend. Bradford Council is being urged to end grouse shooting on Yorkshire’s iconic beauty spot Ilkley Moor as the final season in its controversial licence came to a close … More Councillors urged to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor as ‘final’ season comes to a close

MP renews support for ending grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor must come to an end, Member of Parliament for Keighley and Ilkley John Grogan has said in a public statement following a meeting with gamekeepers. John Grogan MP has publicly renewed his support for ending grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor ahead of an imminent decision which could see the practice … More MP renews support for ending grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor