VIDEO: Ilkley Moor grouse shooting campaigners stage picnic protest

The protest on Ilkley Moor against bloodsports

The protest on Ilkley Moor against bloodsports

First published in News

CAMPAIGNERS opposing the start of grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor rambled in protest at the weekend and had a picnic.

About 30 protesters including teachers, lawyers, local residents and students staged the protest on Saturday in a bid to persuade Bradford Council to ban grouse shooting on the publicly-owned moor.

Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor (BBIM) is a coalition of regional campaigners and has vowed to be up on the moorland on each of the eight shooting dates throughout the season.

BBIM spokesman Luke Steele said: “We want Bradford Council to change its mind and put a stop to grouse shooting because it is inherently cruel and causes much damage.”

Leasing the moor for grouse shooting generates £10,000 per year for the council, which helps it manage the moor.

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2:23pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Lets hope it was a vegan picnic, wouldn't want them to appear as hypocrites!
Lets hope it was a vegan picnic, wouldn't want them to appear as hypocrites! Bone_idle18
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2:37pm Mon 11 Aug 14

fellorunner says...

Well done all, standing up for what is right.
Well done all, standing up for what is right. fellorunner
  • Score: 0

4:11pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Yorkshire Dave from gods county says...

Looking forwards to a days holiday tomorrow so I can go Grouse Beating on Keighley Moor
Looking forwards to a days holiday tomorrow so I can go Grouse Beating on Keighley Moor Yorkshire Dave from gods county
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Mon 11 Aug 14

ParsleyB says...

Great turnout. Looks like the shooters days are numbered on our moor. About time.😊
Great turnout. Looks like the shooters days are numbered on our moor. About time.😊 ParsleyB
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Tchizi helmet says...

These people have no idea what they're talking about. No keepers would mean no grouse
These people have no idea what they're talking about. No keepers would mean no grouse Tchizi helmet
  • Score: 2

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