“Wildlife persecution is a fact of life in parts of the countryside, particularly those areas managed for shooting. Much of it takes place just out of sight, but we can help tackle it if we know where to look and what to look out for.”
Pull The Plug on Driven Grouse Shooting with Luke Steele, Nick Miles, and Nick Weston (August 2019)
Minister for Upland Ecology (One Year On) with Dr Mark Avery (August 2019)
Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors with Luke Steele (April 2019)
In April 2019 Charlie Moores met with Luke Steele, spokesperson for Ban Bloodsports, to find out just how the group intends to achieve their aims. He begins though by asking, ‘Who is Luke Steele anyway’?
Revive | The Coalition for Grouse Moor Reform with Max Wiszniewski (Feb 2019)
Hebden Bridge | Protesting Grouse Shooting on Yorkshire’s Moors with various campaigners including Luke Steele, Dominic Dyer and local activist Ros (Aug 2018)
In the following interview you will hear from Luke Steele, founder of Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors; Ros, a local naturalist and campaigner; Nick Weston, Head of Campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports; and Dominic Dyer, chief executive of the Badger Trust.
The Pentland Hills with Harry Huyton former Director OneKind (May 2018)
In this podcast, recorded in May 2018, Charlie Moores talks with OneKind Scotland’s Director Harry Huyton as they walk through the Pentland Hills, a large Regional Park close to Edinburgh. They discuss Fred (a young Golden Eagle that ‘disappeared’ earlier this year in highly suspicious circumstances in the Pentlands), Harry’s vision of what this area really should offer its visitors, and Charlie reflects on what he saw here based on his experiences looking for wildlife in National and Regional Parks around the world.
Stink Pits with a League Against Cruel Sports investigator (May 2018)
In this podcast, recorded in southern Scotland in May 2018, Charlie Moores discusses stink pits, marked areas surrounded by snares and used on many grouse moors and pheasant shoots to attract foxes and other predators to their deaths, with Harry Huyton of OneKind and a wildlife investigator from the League Against Cruel Sports.
Crow Cage Traps with a League Against Cruel Sports investigator (May 2018)
In this podcast, recorded in Scotland in May 2018, Charlie Moores and a wildlife investigator discuss crow cage traps, used on many grouse moors to legally catch crows – arguably amongst the most intelligent birds on the planet – and illegally to catch birds of prey like Buzzards.
Parliament and the Ban Driven Grouse Shooting e-petition with Dr Mark Avery (Nov 2016)
Those of us who watched the debate – either in the Commons or online – were not expecting too much given how the parliamentary evidence gathering session a few weeks before had gone, where Mark and Jeff Knott, the RSPB Head of Nature Policy, had come up against a belligerent and seemingly dismissive committee of MPs who were almost wholly supportive of the grouse shooting industry. As expected, the proceedings were less of a debate than a reassurance to grouse shooters that – as far as these particular MPs were concerned – nothing was going to change.
Charlie Moores met up with Mark in November to chat about what had been a very long campaign and ask what – given Mark’s recent experiences – was his current opinion of Parliamentary democracy