Hen Harrier Day 2021 (Saturday, 7th August)

Hen Harrier Day, established in 2014 as a way to raise public awareness about the widespread killing of hen harriers on the UK’s driven grouse moors, is now entering its 8th year!

In previous years supporters have organised events at various venues across the country where people have gathered at rallies to listen to speeches by campaigners, conservationists, politicians, police officers, educators, film makers and many others. Last year, the pandemic forced us all online instead and we’ll be doing the same again this year.

In the run up to this year’s Hen Harrier Day, there will be an additional online event on Sunday 1st August, organised by the charity Hen Harrier Action. You can find out about that event here.

Hen Harrier Day itself takes place on Saturday 7th August, scheduled as always to take place the weekend before the start of the grouse-shooting season on the Inglorious 12th August.

Wild Justice is organising a live, online event bringing together a wide range of contributors from across academia, conservation and the world of campaigning, to deliver what it hopes will be an interesting, informative and entertaining programme. Hosted by the brilliant pairing of Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin, in addition to live interviews there will also be films pre-recorded recently by Wild Justice & colleagues in northern England and Scotland.

Hen Harrier Day 2021 is a free event, as ever, and it’s recommended you sign up for notifications as the big day approaches, to find out more about the programme of events and who’s on, and at what time.

For more information about the event and to sign up, please click here.

2 thoughts on “Hen Harrier Day 2021 (Saturday, 7th August)”

  1. What a load of twaddle moors managed for shooting have fledged far more hen harriers than moors supposedly managed to increase numbers of them and yet wj seem to spout any old crap to get money for doing nothing apart from trying to ban shooting what ever the cost to wildlife nothing but total hypocrites

    1. Hi Martin, it’s no good just giving the V’s to the pressures coming from WJ and others. There is simply too much solid evidence against intensive DGS in the public domain. If you want a healthy game shooting scene to still be around for your kids & grandchildren, you need to work with the growing minority inside the shooting world to bring to an end the grotesque ‘big bag’ mentality that dominates (especially) the grouse world, which is fuelling the pressure to ban the whole thing.

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