Thursday, 15 January 2015

PROTECT THE MOUNTAIN HARE!

TO: RON MACDONALD - DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND ADVICE, SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE
Protect the mountain hare!
5,133
of 6,000 signatures
Campaign created by Rodney HaleIcon-email

Please confer immediate, protected species status upon the mountain hare (Lepus timidus)

Why is this important?

Thousands of mountain hares are being shot and snared in Scotland because they allegedly carry a disease which reduces the number of grouse available to be shot for "sport". In some areas where mountain hares were previously abundant they are now rare or extinct. 

This is a national scandal. Scottish Natural Heritage is appealing for "voluntary restraint" from the grouse shooting lobby, but they have already had years to put their house in order. The time has now come for robust, properly enforced legislation to protect the mountain hare which is an important part of Scotland's biodiversity and a revenue earning tourist attraction.

You can read more about the Scottish mountain hare here: 

No comments:

Post a comment

You only need to enter your comment once! Comments will appear once they have been moderated. This is so as to stop the would-be comedian who has been spamming the comments here with inane and often offensive remarks. You know who you are!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

ShareThis