The League will be joining Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire's Moores and hold a respectful protest in Hebden Bridge’s Town Square to urge Yorkshire Water to stop leasing land above the town for grouse shooting on Saturday 11th August, the day before the start of the grouse shooting season.

The moors above Hebden Bridge are some of Yorkshire’s most iconic beauty spots, but Yorkshire Water has put them in jeopardy. The uplands are let out by the utility company to grouse shooters who decimate the wildlife for sport by trap, snare and gun.

Not only this - large sections of heather are deliberately burnt to increase game bird numbers, decimating blanket bog and contributing to flooding in the valley. By leasing out land for grouse shooting, Yorkshire Water is damaging wildlife, habitat, visitor experiences and the regional economy.

Confirmed speakers: 

Nick Weston, Head of Campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports
Luke Steele, Co-Founder of Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire's Moors
Dominic Dyer, CEO of the Badger Trust

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