Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dr Mark Avery

This is last minute but could you publicise on your blog, please? Thanks. Carole.

Wednesday 14th October
Conflict in the Uplands:-
Mark Avery talks about his new book on the grouse moor industry
A Ban the Burn fundraiser event
Admission by Donation

7.30pm Start. Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holme St. Hebden Bridge.
Inglorious makes the case for banning driven grouse shooting. The facts and arguments are presented fairly but the author, Mark Avery, states from the start why he has, after many years of soul-searching, come down in favour of an outright ban. There is too much illegal killing of wildlife, such as Buzzards, Golden Eagles, and, most egregiously of all, Hen Harriers; and, as a land use, it wrecks the ecology of the hills. However, grouse shooting is economically important, and it is a great British tradition. All of these, and other points of view, are given fair and detailed treatment and analysis – and the author talks to a range of people on different sides of the debate.
Dr Mark Avery is an author, blogger and environmental campaigner who used to work for the RSPB as Conservation Director. He is campaigning for a ban on driven grouse shooting on the grounds that it is environmentally damaging and economically worthless. His latest book, Inglorious, makes the case for banning driven grouse shooting and mentions Hebden Bridge, its floods and the nearby Walshaw Moor in some detail. You can sign his e-petition on the Westminster parliament website at


Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Who's going

Steve Blacksmith said...

I am Dave, have a lift if you want.

Moor burning going on above Heptonstall this afternoon seen from Mytholmroyd Scout.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I'm ok for lift Steve cheers, see you there

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Enjoyed the talk he deffo knows his stuff, he was a nice guy too. Was nice seeing Steve and Ted there as well but the parking in Hebden Bridge is still a nightmare.