Dear Mike Gapes,
I’ve recently signed this UK Parliament petition, along with 17 other Ilford South constituents. The petition was launched just 8 days ago and has already reached almost 70,000 signatures, and is on track to reach the required 100,000 to be considered for a debate. Naturalist and presenter Chris Packham created the petition along with fellow Wild Justice Directors, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay.
I’ve recently sent you a postcard with details of the petition.
Alternatively, here is a link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266770
It would be much appreciated if you can join the other constituents in supporting this petition, and if we’re fortunate enough to secure a debate in the future, to attend and represent our views.
The full text of the petition is as follows:
Ban Driven Grouse Shooting Wilful blindness is no longer an option
Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery (Wild Justice) believe that intensive grouse shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife.
People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant when contrasted with other real and potential uses of the UK’s uplands.
Environment; muirburn impacts negatively upon climate change and drainage leads to flooding and erosion.
Wildlife; the wholesale culling of all predators and Mountain Hares has a disastrous effect on the ecology of these areas and the industry is underpinned by a criminal tradition of raptor persecution which shows no signs of abating.
It’s time to provide an opportunity to implement immediate, legislative and meaningful measures to address this abhorrently destructive practice.
Please sign here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266770