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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Please Sign a Petition to Stop the Slaughter of Mountain Hares

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Pleases sign and share the following petition from One Kind

“We care for the mountain hare and call on the Scottish Parliament to urgently introduce greater protection for this iconic species that is native to Scotland.”

Stop the Mountain Hare slaughter

Click the link below for more information and to sign the petition:

http://onekind.scot/campaigns/stop_the_mountain_hare_cull  Please Share

These amazing creatures are being mercilessly slaughtered so that there are more red grouse for the wealthy to shoot come grouse shooting season. While the shooting of these tiny birds is an atrocity in its own right that should no longer be allowed or condoned in any ethical society, it is compounded by the killing of other creatures who may interfere with the numbers of grouse available, for instance, it is feared that hares spread a disease which kills the grouse. Hares are also shot even in the Cairngorms National Park by hunting parties simply for the sadistic thrill of killing a defenceless wild animal. As a result of this barbarity as many as 24,529 hares were killed in Scotland between March 2006 and February 2007. The mentality of such people I have to add is beyond my comprehension.

These animals have a right to their lives as do the grouse as do all animals with whom we share this world. When are we going to stop the wanton killing of defenceless animals. Most of us don’t want this to happen Most people so not know that it happens. So please share this information widely.