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So far a petition aimed at generating a parliamentary debate on the subject banning driven grouse shooting has raised just over 30,000 signatures. Whilst this number is well short of the 100,000 required, there is a question as to what extent those who have bothered to support the proposal were influenced by the publication of RSPB ‘research’ on the subject. That research included data, the interpretation of which was highly critical of moorland management practices and it is research which the RSPB has insisted was subject to peer review. Well, one of those possible peers, arguably Britain’s foremost, The Royal Society, has concluded that the RSPB has misrepresented the findings and in a dry but supremely withering rebuke said: “It would be preferable if ecological knowledge were allowed to determine attitudes rather vice-versa”.

Of course the RSPB has rejected the claim, never mind the fact that the Royal Society includes among its numbers 15 Nobel Prize winners whereas the RSPB is able to call on the brilliance of a few Polytechnic rejects and Chris Packham groupies. Dodgy data? Misrepresentation? A call to arms? Whatever else comes of it, the RSPB has laid down a clear marker when it comes to recruiting its next CEO. Step forward the king of the dodgy dossier, Tony Blair.



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Please read "Isles of the West" by Ian Mitchell. A most enlightening insight into the RSPB. It is available from Amazon as book or Kindle. A fair bit of sailing as well as the author travels the Isles in his Corribee.

It was recommended by a correspondent on the other site who has interests in two sporting estates. It is an eye opener by a respected journalist.

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For what it's worth, I would not support any charity that has Royal in its title, except perhaps the RNLI. Too big, too wealthy, too little governance around its remit and too much influence.



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