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British taxpayer-funded grouse shooting causes flooding

February 22, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Derbyshire in England is called When Red Grouse Attack.

By Peter Lazenby in England:

Campaigners stage protest over moorland burning

Saturday 22nd February 2014

Environmentalists say taxpayer-funded torching of grouse moors increases flooding in valleys

Environmental campaigners picketed the headquarters of government-backed Natural England in Sheffield yesterday to protest against taxpayers’ cash being used to fund the burning of moorland.

The campaigners — armed with symbolic mops, buckets and placards demanding: “Don’t fund flooding” — warned that burning moorland to make it suitable for grouse-rearing and shooting contributed to the flooding which has devastated valleys beneath the moors.

Some protesters were from the West Yorkshire Pennine town of Hebden Bridge, which in June 2012 was devastated by floods after water poured down roads and tracks from moorland above the town.

The campaigners said that moorland burning above the community contributed to the fast run-off of…

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