National mountain hare day!

Press release from OneKind (1st March 2021)

Protections for mountain hares have come into force from today, in what campaigners are calling National Mountain Hare Day. The new regulations mean that it is illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take mountain hares without a licence.

The following is worth a read, I’m just spreading the word. We can only cross our fingers and hope the powers that be will enact this regulation on Scottish grouse moors. I always worry when it starts mentioning “a licence”

National mountain hare day! — Raptor Persecution UK

5 thoughts on “National mountain hare day!

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      That is the weakness of this Scottish bill. There are now more ‘eyes’ watching the complicity between the grouse moor owners and some of our politicians, so we will wait and see.
      Hope you are keeping well cooped up in Manchester.

  1. Michael Graeme

    As you say, the license is the thing, plus the shooters have a lobby to make sure it’s easy to get one.

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      We may need to write to Nicola for an answer to that one. It will be all in the small print legal speak of the bill. I think there are now far more activists keeping an eye on loopholes and hopefully taking the Government to task. Unfortunately the hunting/landowner class still have a very strong lobby.


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