Rally to ban grouse shooting

11 Aug

Saturday 11 Aug 18 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Rally to ban grouse shooting!

The moors around Hebden Bridge are some of Yorkshire’s most iconic beauty spots, but Yorkshire Water has put them in jeopardy. The uplands are let out by the utility company to grouse shooters who decimate the wildlife for sport by trap and gun. Not only this – large sections of heather are deliberately burnt to increase game bird numbers, decimating blanket bog and contributing to flooding in the valley and other sections of the county. By leasing out land for grouse shooting, Yorkshire Water is damaging wildlife, habitat, visitor experiences and the regional economy.

What shall we do? Saturday 11 August is the day before the start of the grouse shooting season. We will hold a respectful protest in Hebden Bridge’s Town Square to urge Yorkshire Water to stop leasing land above the town for grouse shooting.

Are you ready to take action?

► Date: Saturday 11 August 2018
► Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
► Time: 11:30am
► Address: The Town Square (St George’s Square), Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

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Hebden Bridge Town Square

Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, UK

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