The British Association for Shooting & Conservation (ahem) went on a massive propaganda offensive yesterday, to coincide with the opening of the grouse-shooting season.
Ross Ewing, the publicity bloke at BASC Scotland hilariously tweeted, ‘The private investment going in to the upkeep of Scotland’s moors is magnanimous and glorious in equal measure‘.
Understandably, his sentiment has been ripped to pieces by actual conservationists, as has the wider BASC propaganda about the so-called ‘benefits’ of grouse shooting, and no better than by conservationist Hugh Webster.
Have a read of Hugh’s blog here for an amusing take down of every single claim made in a BASC infographic on grouse-shooting ‘benefits’.
Meanwhile, if you believed BASC’s propaganda about driven grouse shooting, watch out for their next educational infographic, Fun Facts about Unicorns.
[For the hard of thinking, this is a parody].
If you don’t believe the shooting industry’s propaganda and you’re sick to the back teeth of illegal raptor persecution on driven grouse moors, please consider participating in this quick and easy e-action to send a letter to your local Parliamentary representative (MSP/MP/MS) urging action. Launched on Saturday by Wild Justice, RSPB and Hen Harrier Action, over 36,000 people have signed up so far.
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