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

2018: a year of progress towards a grouse shooting ban

2018 has been an outstanding year of achievement for Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors. Thank you to all of our supporters, who have helped ensure it has been our most successful yet: Grouse shooting banned on Ilkley Moor and under review on Denton Moor. Over 17,000 people contacting Yorkshire Water to urge the company to … More 2018: a year of progress towards a grouse shooting ban

Grouse shooting may end at Wessenden Head following owl killing

Holmfirth, UK – Yorkshire Water may end its grouse shooting lease at Wessenden Head following the killing of an owl. Yorkshire Water has confirmed it may end its grouse shooting lease at Wessenden Head & Digley Moor, near Holmfirth, following a tawny owl being shot dead. The bird of prey was discovered with shotgun wounds, … More Grouse shooting may end at Wessenden Head following owl killing

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