The Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) has once again turned its attention to driven grouse shoots and since the season opened on Friday, it has successfully halted three grouse shoots in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Peak District National Park.
[Photo by Hunt Saboteurs Association]
Ian Botham is reported to be one of those affected after a grouse shoot in the Peak District was targeted. The HSA has posted this image which it says is Botham driving off the moor:
It looks like the HSA is set to continue its activities throughout the grouse-shooting season. A quote from an HSA spokesperson reads:
‘On the day that drought was declared across the country, grouse shooters have taken to tinder-dry moorland to blast away at our wildlife. What are they thinking? Every year, these selfish, entitled people kill hundreds of thousands of birds, burn precious upland areas and litter the landscape with traps and snares. Our message to grouse shooters is a simple one: expect us’.