ANIMAL rights campaigners say they are considering legal action after Bradford Council shelved a petition about grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor.

The group Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor (BBIM) handed in a petition to full council yesterday, objecting to the authority's 10-year contract awarding the shooting rights to the Bingley Moor Partnership.

Spokesman Luke Steele said: "We wouldn't see Bradford Council endorsing a fox hunt, so why would we see Bradford Council endorsing a grouse shoot?"

But instead of referring the petition to a committee for further discussion, the Council decided simply to note it.

BBIM had handed in a similar petition last year, which sparked a full review of the shooting deed.