Open Letter (also emailed) to my member of parliament (MP) Matt Warman for Boston and Skegness regarding the e-petition “Ban Driven Grouse Shooting” which should be debated in parliament in the near future since it passed the 100,000+ signatures threshold.
I’ll post any response (if any) received below.
My MPs details.
Open Letter to my MP Matt Warman RE: Ban Driven Grouse Shooting
Dear Matt Warman,
I’m a Skegness resident and one of the 123,000+ people who signed the e-petition “Ban Driven Grouse Shooting” https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003
E-petition details: Ban driven grouse shooting
Grouse shooting for ‘sport’ depends on intensive habitat management which increases flood risk and greenhouse gas emissions, relies on killing Foxes, Stoats, Mountain Hares etc in large numbers and often leads to the deliberate illegal killing of protected birds of prey including Hen Harriers.
Driven grouse shooting uses animals for live target practice, with thousands killed every day. Native predators are killed because they eat Red Grouse. Mountain Hares are killed because they carry ticks that can spread diseases to grouse. Heather is burned to increase Red Grouse numbers for shooting. Grouse shooting is economically, ecologically and socially unnecessary. This is ‘canned hunting’.
Supported by Eduardo Gonçalves, CEO of League Against Cruel Sports, Chris Packham and Bill Oddie.
I would like to see a full ban on driven grouse shooting and would appreciate your views on this matter. Are you for or against a ban on driven grouse shooting?
David Cameron Law
Note also published at http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk/ban-driven-grouse-shooting-parliamentary-debate.html where I’d be happy to post your response, or feel free to comment at the URL above.
Note also published online at http://www.general-election-2010.co.uk/ban-driven-grouse-shooting-parliamentary-debate.html where I’d be happy to post your response, or feel free to comment at the URL above.
Emailed to Matt Warman: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the record this is the first time I’ve contacted the Boston and Skegness MP.
David Cameron Law