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Peak District National Park urges end to killing of the region’s iconic mountain hares

Landowners are being urged to end the killing of England’s only population of mountain hares which inhabit the moorlands of the Peak District National Park.The Peak District National Park Authority has issued the plea following concerns that grouse moors are targeting hares in the belief that this helps protect game birds […]

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Halifax campaigners call for a ban on cruel animal snares

Campaigners from Wild Moors took to the streets of Halifax at the weekend to call on the government to ban the use of animal snares. Volunteers from the wildlife protection organisation gathered at Woolshops, near the Duke of Wellington memorial, to urge the public to take action and sign Animal Aid’s […]

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Defra will consider tightening the rules on snares

An evidence review will be held into the rules on snares the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has confirmed. It follows a renewed campaign by Animal Aid, which is being supported by Wild Moors, League Against Cruel Sports and other wildlife protection organisations, to outlaw the use of the […]

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Burning issue: councils unite to save England’s peatlands

Thirteen local authorities and their leaders have teamed up with conservation organisation Wild Moors to encourage the government to take urgent action to protect fragile moorland habitats.It comes ahead of a review by the Environment Minister Rebecca Pow in the spring which will consider whether to extend existing legislation to implement […]

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Welsh Government urged to make this grouse shooting season the last

A leading moorland conservation organisation is urging the Welsh Government to end grouse shooting in the nation for good following the controversial shooting season closing this Friday. In a letter sent to First Minister Mark Drakeford Wild Moors has sought a commitment from the government to outlaw the practice, which is […]