Panellists at the event debated issues relating to the persecution of birds – from protected species in the UK to birds killed on migration. The debate involved TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham as the guest speaker for a second year in a row.
Other retailers have also caught on to the issue, with one my favourite ethical beauty retailer Lush previously calling for customers to sign a petition to ban driven grouse shooting in the UK.
You can add your signature to the current petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/125003*
John Burton, Chief Executive of World Land Trust said: “The killing of birds of prey is a common occurrence in many countries, but birds such as hen harriers, as well as migrants such as Woodcock and Snipe, are still being killed on our very own doorstep in the UK. Action needs to be taken to end this controversial and seriously damaging practice.”
*Updated August 2016.