Please support Wild Justice’s petition to ban driven grouse shooting.

The three directors of Wild Justice have a 5-year track record of calling for a ban of intensive Red Grouse shooting. Yesterday, late afternoon, this latest UK-wide e-petition calling for a ban on driven grouse shooting appeared, and by bed time it had already passed the 10,000 signatures which will trigger a response from the Westminster government (they’ll say ‘no’).

But the first 10,000 signatures are the easiest 10,000 – although these came very, very quickly. We need to get to 100,000 signatures in order to trigger a debate in the Westminster parliament – open to backbench MPs from all parts of the UK – and that is a mountain to climb.

It’s a mountain to climb and we’ll have to run up the slope as time is short. Such petitions run for 6 months (and, completely by chance, this one closes on the first birthday of Wild Justice’s launch (is that a sign of some sort?)) but they can be curtailed by the announcement of a general election. That is very likely long before the end of the 6-month period. So time is short, maybe very short.

We’ll be blogging about why we’d like you to give this e-petition your support over the hours and days and weeks ahead, but, for now, please support this e-petition calling for a ban of driven grouse shooting if you trust Wild Justice to have thought about it, weighed up the pros and cons, and so, basically, if you trust us.