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Vote to end Mountain Hare slaughter

The driven grouse industry really dislike Mountain Hares. Not because they eat grouse chicks. Not because they are all bouncy and quite cute and distract shooters. Not because guests to very expensive shooting estates are kept awake at night by their chattering. Not even because they leave little piles of droppings that guests don’t want to dip their expensively clad shooting boots in…Nope, it’s because hares might carry ticks that can carry a virus that can infect grouse. Come rain or shine, increase or decline, public disgust or – no, just public disgust – gamekeepers on upland shooting estates shoot thousands of hares every year to protect their employer’s profits. Green MSP Alison Johnstone wants this disgraceful slaughter of native species stopped. And we can help her…but we need to be quick!

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Revive | Chance to End Mountain Hare Killing

The Revive coalition (a coalition of like-minded organisations working for grouse moor reform in Scotland) have just sent out a newsletter asking as many people as possible to write to Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) asking them to sign an amendment that would make Mountain Hares a protected species, potentially seeing the end of grouse moor estates shooting them in huge numbers as ‘vermin’.

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