Grouse moor owners, supported by millions of pounds of taxpayer subsidies, brutally kill and maim a huge number of wild animals and leave vast swathes of precious peatland drained burnt dry and scarred with vehicle tracks. This is all so that unnaturally large populations of red grouse can be nurtured as live targets for ‘guns’. Here are some Animal Aid videos about the intensively-managed grouse moor on Walshaw Moor Estate above Hebden Bridge, ahead of the Inglorious 12th August.
Hebden Bridge resident Ros talks about the impact of having a moor that is intensively managed for grouse shooting near her home.
Hebden Bridge resident and business owner Martin talks about the floods that hit the town and the whole of Calder Valley last winter.
Here are the google earth maps Ros spoke about in her video, showing intensification of heather burning on Walshaw Moor estate since Richard Bannister bought it and started stocking thousands of grouse for his shooting business.