Help End Mountain Hare Shooting in Scotland

“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is — whether its victim is human or animal — we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.” 
Rachel Carson

The hunting, shooting, slaughter, massacre whatever you want to call this cruel insanity – certainly not sport or recreation- of helpless animals is now in full swing here in the UK. I find this a very depressing time to be out and about in the countryside as this sadistic minority can pop up almost anywhere as they pursue relentlessly their cruel pastime.

Scottish Mountain Hare – who would want to kill such a beautiful gentle animal?

Many animals lose their lives at this time of year simply to satisfy the warped pleasures of a small group of people. One of these animals is the Scottish mountain hare.

If you loath hunting and shooting please join me in signing and sharing the following petition calling for VisitScotland to stop promoting recreational mountain hare shooting.

Please take action and sign now:
https://e-activist.com/page/14990/petition/1

Click this link for more information
https://www.onekind.scot/campaigns/visit-scotland-but-dont-kill-our-hares/

As many signatures as possible are required so please share widely

The article by the Sunday Herald Under fire: VisitScotland promotes shooting of hares for sport exposed VisitScotland’s support of mountain hare killing and publicised this new campaign.

Also read the following from the same newpaper:  Killing for fun is not a sport  

“Wouldn’t it be better to encourage visitors to pay to watch and wonder at wild animals, rather than blow them to bits? Shooters    argue that mountain hare populations are healthy on sporting estates. But conservation groups say their status is uncertain, and    are demanding a halt to mass culls. Even if mountain hares are surviving, is it acceptable to market their mass shooting as a hobby? Is this the kind of role a modern, civilised Scotland really wants to have in the world? We doubt it.”

Tens of thousands of hares are shot in Scotland

Forty percent of hares killed in Scotland is for so called “sport”

Hunters some from all over the world to kill Scottish wildlife.

More are culled/killed by gamekeepers on sporting estates to help preserve red grouse for shooting.

Cruelty such as his has no place in any civilised society

Please sign the petition.
https://e-activist.com/page/14990/petition/1

Click this link for more information
https://www.onekind.scot/campaigns/visit-scotland-but-dont-kill-our-hares/

Related links and more action to protect hares

Information about hares from the League against cruel sports and actions you can take to help them.

https://www.league.org.uk/hares

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2 thoughts on “Help End Mountain Hare Shooting in Scotland

  1. This is one I missed so thank you for sharing it. Signed, shared and tweeted. It’s beyond incomprehensible how anyone could take pleasure in blasting the life from this beautiful, gentle creature😡 How sick that VisitScotland advertise this as a tourist attraction! And what possible reason could gamekeepers have for shooting them, other than that they view all wildlife as fair ‘game’ and just enjoy killing them. What a cruel world we live in.🙁

    • Sadly gamekeepers kill hares because Mountain hares carry ticks that affect grouse. Among other animals killed to protect grouse, so there are more of them to kill, are foxes, stoats, crows and even protected birds of prey Hen Harriers.

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