The Countryside Alliance(CA) and The Moorland Assoication are calling for the withdrawal and review of the RSPB?s North of England Hen Harrier Community Consultation on the grounds that the survey has been designed with a specific agenda in mind.

The CA?s moorland director Adrian Blackmore said: ?The survey is worded in a manner which will produce results that are, at best, misleading and ill-informed. It fails to make people aware of the implications of having greater numbers of harriers.?

The rest of this article appears in 25th August issue of Shooting Times.

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