06
Feb
20

Revive coalition delivers post-Werritty briefing docs to every MSP in Scottish Parliament

Revive, the coalition for grouse moor reform in Scotland has been busy delivering briefing documents to every member of the Scottish Parliament as we await the Government’s response to Professor Werritty’s recommendations for grouse moor management, published just before Xmas.

In addition to the briefing documents, each MSP received a copy of Revive’s latest report, Untold Suffering, written by coalition members OneKind and League Against Cruel Sports Scotland.

The Untold Suffering report was published in December 2019 and illustrates the industrial scale of animal suffering on Scotland’s grouse moors to sustain the grouse shooting industry. It is believed that tens of thousands of animals are snared, trapped and killed on Scotland’s moors just to ensure that there are more grouse available for sport shooting, although this is only a crude estimate; the precise figures aren’t available because there is no requirement for grouse shooting estates to report on the scale of the killing.

The Revive coalition wanted to highlight this aspect of grouse moor management to MSPs as animal welfare isn’t really covered by the Werritty review but absolutely should be part of the Government’s considerations.

For further information about Revive’s recent activities and how you can support the coalition, please visit here.

Members of the Revive coalition are OneKind, League Against Cruel Sports (Scotland), Common Weal, Raptor Persecution UK, Friends of the Earth (Scotland).


3 Responses to “Revive coalition delivers post-Werritty briefing docs to every MSP in Scottish Parliament”


  1. 1 Robert Bonner
    February 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    The Revive Report ‘Untold Suffering’ is a wonderful, but distressing document. Well done to all those that helped to compile it and I hope that the MSPs feel as I do; ashamed and shocked. It was wonderful in particular to read Romain’s comments, what an important voice he is. Our wildlife deserve better and the MSPs have the power to make it happen. My thoughts are with Max and his team and I hope with all my heart that they are successful.

    • 2 Les Wallace
      February 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm

      Max is brilliant. Revive I think can only get stronger and stronger. It would be great if a conservation organisation like Trees for Life would become members, it would be fantastic to see the number of organisations in the coalition grow and that would send out a big signal too.


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