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National Trust tightens up the rules on grouse shooting

The National Trust has tightened up the rules surrounding management of a vast expanse of moorland in the Peak District for grouse shooting. Following a consultation held over the spring, the National Trust—which manages the 32,000 hectare High Peak Estate on behalf of the nation—has agreed that trapping and snaring of […]

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Extinction looms for Peak District’s iconic mountain hares

New research by Manchester Metropolitan University and Queen’s University Belfast published in the journal Ecology and Evolution has warned that just 3,500 mountain hares remain in England. The study found that the iconic species which is only found in the Peak District is holding out in areas of moorlands where their […]

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100k petition signatures in call for government to ban snares

Wildlife protection organisations are celebrating reaching a major milestone in the campaign to ban animal snares. Over 100,000 people have now signed a government petition to outlaw the cruel contraptions, which the government is understood to be considering debating in Westminster. Snares are routinely set to aid the killing of foxes […]

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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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Welsh Government declares opposition to grouse shooting after lobbying by Wild Moors

Wild Moors has welcomed an announcement by the Welsh Government that the shooting of grouse and other game birds for ‘sport’ in the nation’s iconic countryside does not have its support. The Welsh Climate Change Minister Julie James confirmed the Government’s position following being lobbied by organisations opposed to and in […]