Restaurants face calls to take grouse off menu

editorial image

The League Against Cruel Sports has asked top restaurants not to serve grouse, objecting to the promotion of grouse shooting as a natural and sustainable way of providing food for the table.

Director Tom Quinn said: “The collateral damage caused by getting a grouse to the table leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.

“Restaurants have started to pay attention to sustainability when it comes to the fish they serve. But there are massive problems with by-catch when it comes to grouse. We hope that when they realise this, restaurants will refuse to serve grouse after August 12th.”

Countryside Alliance director of campaigns Tim Bonner said: “Not only is grouse shooting sustainable but it is absolutely crucial for the future of our heather moorland, for some endangered ground-nesting birds and for rural communities.”