I could hardly believe my eyes watching C4 news last night - the combination of the interviews with the arrogant shooters, the footage of the trapping and killing of the goshawk (and the casual tossing of the dead 'bait birds' into the stream) and then the document from the Duchy of Lancaster was almost too much for me to take in. Well done Channel 4 . And yet you need a license to diversionary feed HH (note not just a schedule 1) and a further license would be required to use live animals to trap birds. ''You're right. A Pigeon loft could operate year round, not necessarily near a nest site, often on a moor edge, or an area where gamebirds are not required. With the TiTs (Tossers in Tweed) claimning no knowledge of a widely known persecution event on this estate, filming the camera team on their mobiles as if they are filming antis and then belligerently telling the journalist they cannot follow. The grouse-shooting season extends from August 12 – the 'Glorious Twelfth' – to December 10. Fine by me. Great PR at the right time. This can do nothing but boost the arguments and public support for banning the horrible practice.of DGS. Nothing springs to mind! Just now, and it may only last for a while, millions of people are sensitised to grouse shooting in a way they never have been before. And here’s exactly what people made of that. You keep banging on about how terrible shooting is at every opportunity and take legal action via WJ but in reality what have you ever actually achieved? Cheers. ... Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak meets the grouse-shooting lobby. On sporting websites, costs of walked‐up shooting quoted on 25 July 2020 varied from UK£350 to £600 per gun per day with bag limits of 60 grouse (i.e. It was such a bad move from the shooting industry to lobby for exemption from the Rule of Six for gamebird shooting. Mr Ross, worth a reputed £642m, sought to clarify the nature of … GROUSE shoots and hunting have been given a special exemption from the new coronavirus "rule of six". A lot of tweed-clad young men feigning ignorance of the Goshawk case was hilarious. It was introduced with a warning that the clip contained images of animal cruelty – not very helpful for the image of a traditional rural pastime. How close are the grouse moor owners from feeling the game is up and there's a complete loss of confidence then collapse of this piss poor industry? Matt Hancock said the rules would be in place for the "foreseeable future". Grouse shooting delivers major economic benefits in Scotland's rural communities and using estates for woodland instead would result in job losses, a … Then there is Nicola Sturgeon distancing herself from grouse shooting (see here on RPUK); not for her any guff about the importance of grouse shooting to the rural community, she knows this is an increasingly toxic subject in the minds of voters. Learn how your comment data is processed. Les - thanks. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. — T'Other Simon (@TOther_Simon) September 14, 2020, The governments full list of #RuleOfSix exemptions. yes estates have been doing it for years to diversionary feed Goshawk and Peregrine, the new thing is the "crow traps" nearby which will inevitably catch Goshawks attracted by the pigeons. Great piece of journalism. That was a fantastic feature!!!! The 2019 Natural England licensing scandal – a few bits of context. I like the millstone point - that is so very true. Diversionary feeding of Hen Harriers may involve disturbance of a Schedule One breeding ... 16 September 2020. Your email address will not be published. Introduction: 11th hour “dog-law” and a plea. Anyone know where I can get a fox costume (size 8 yrs), six dog costumes (size 7-9 yrs), some ponies, a selection of small, light shotguns and ten flat-caps, suitable for 7-8 year olds? What a great change as well to see the actual local community get a chance to speak rather than the tweed community tell us how much they love DGS. And this further Guardian piece on heather burning, peatlands and DEFRA’s inertia on the Climate Change Committee’s call for a ban on burning might not have seen the light of day if ‘Rule of Six, grouse shooting’ were not in ediitors’ heads right now. 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