That appalling photo doing the rounds on Tuesday of a young golden eagle in flight but doomed to die painfully of exhaustion and starvation with its leg crushed by an illegally set trap still attached, complete with its chain seems to have galvanised a lot of people to sign Chris Packham's new and quite robustly worded petition calling for an end to driven grouse shooting. The petition went from zero to 20,000 plus in its first two days and, at the time of writing this, was up around 39,600 signatures.
You can add your voice to the petition at hhttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266770ttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266770
Please do so and spread the word.
If you really want to see the photo (it's not pretty) see Raptor Persecution UK eagle with trap
Happiness is an adult Hen Harrier that hasn't been shot, trapped or poisoned. Happiness is a rare commodity in the English uplands.
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In reply to HAZY:
40,000 by coffee time I'm thinking....
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Signed this last night after seeing it on Twitter, many thanks John for bringing it over here! Happiness would be to hear this barbaric practice outlawed!
Pass the tablets round D!
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