The event was designed to put pressure on Yorkshire Water, one of the county’s largest landowners, to not renew – or to ‘pull the plug’ on – grouse shooting licences on its moorland properties. To quote Ban Bloodsports’ website, “Yorkshire Water leases 11 sections of moorland across the county for grouse shooting. The practice is causing widespread damage to wildlife and the environment on the utility company’s land.”
“…the campaign to ban shooting on Yorkshire Water’s moors has grown massively over the last twelve months…”
Pull the Plug | Luke Steele, Nick Miles, Nick Weston
Charlie spoke with Luke Steele, spokesperson for Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors, actor Nick Miles, best known for his role as Jimmy King in Emmerdale, ITV’s hit soap which is based in the Yorkshire Dales, and Nick Weston, Head of Campaigns at the League.
He began by asking Luke how well he thought the campaign had gone since they’d met up at a similar event almost exactly a year before in Hebden Bridge, a town overlooked by the infamous Walshaw Moor Estate.