1 November, our Woodcock petition stands at 57,000 signatures

As we enter November, our Woodcock petition has passed 57,000 signatures and we’re only a little over half way through the 6 months of its life.

Every signature added before 25 January increases the pressure on DEFRA to limit the shooting season.

For the last 31 days and for the next 30 days it is legal to shoot Woodcock in the UK – we are trying to change that. We want the shooting season curtailed to protect the declining UK breeding population. Our petition calls for shooting to cease in October and November and be limited to December and January. This is even what some shooters and shooting organisations want but they are prepared to leave it up to the good will of shooters to abstain from a legal activity whereas we want the shooting season to stipulate no shooting in October and November.

Please share the petition link – https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/619615 – you can help move things along even faster. Thank you.

We don’t assume that we will get to 100,000 signatures – but that is definitely our aim. Thank you for your support so far.

Here are the leading 19 constituencies – all with more than 200 signatures;

    1. West Dorset, Chris Loder MP269 signatures
    2. North Norfolk, Duncan Baker MP267 signatures
    3. Derbyshire Dales, Sarah Dines MP249 signatures
    4. Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey MP241 signatures
    5. Torridge and West Devon, Geoffrey Cox MP236 signatures
    6. Stroud, Siobhan Baillie MP234 signatures
    7. St Ives, Derek Thomas MP230 signatures
    8. Wells, James Heappey MP228 signatures
    9. Somerton and Frome, David Warburton MP223 signatures
    10. Lewes, Maria Caulfield MP222 signatures
    11. Sheffield Hallam, Olivia Blake MP221 signatures
    12. South Norfolk, Richard Bacon MP220 signatures
    13. Isle of Wight, Bob Seely MP216 signatures
    14. Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas MP, 214 signatures
    15. Central Devon, Mel Stride MP209 signatures
    16. Brecon and Radnorshire, Fay Jones MP209 signatures
    17. Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake MP207 signatures
    18. Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith MP201 signatures
    19. Totnes, Anthony Mangnall MP201 signatures

Westminster Parliament petitions run for 6 months, and we still have just under three months to go. But we think it will be a struggle to reach 100,000. We need your help – not just in signing the petition yourself but in finding a few others to sign it too. Every signature counts, whether it is the 7th in Foyle or the 270th in West Dorset.