'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoducational via Menofilcherism and a hint of Menoloopal

It's August twelfth. "So what?" I hear many ask.  The Glorious 12th is the day the ptarmigan and red grouse of British moorlands can legally be hunted. You would not be surprised to hear that I am not an advocate for such. Let's see what the birds have to say about it...

Image result for cartoons about grouse shooting

....after a half hour search that is all I could find from the 'birds-eye' view... which is fair enough, cuz it just ain't funny.  There is plenty of lampooning of the shooters though...


  1. Cute post and funnies. I hope the ptarmigan and grouse run and hide until it is safe to come out. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  2. And do the shooters take these birds home to the freezer? In Wisconsin the ban on grey doves has been lifted recently, as they have sufficiently "repopulated." Not a mouthful. It's a travesty.

  3. Hari OM
    Good question! Certainly one or two brace may be taken by the shooters - but mostly they are only interested in the shoot and the hip flasks... the estates make an additional income (beyond the average £130/day/gun beat charge) from the downed birds by selling on the open market - mostly to high-end restaurants and hotels. UK is the only place in the world where these particular birds can be shot... big debate, as you may well imagine. Already today there has been a call by the RSPB for care to be taken, as the endangered Hen Harrier population in Scotland has just had a fatality. ...Yxx

  4. You made me smile. Neither of my black labs, Barkley or Abby were trained to hunt, except with a camera, but that still made for some wonderful outings.

  5. I very fond of birds, since owning Drummy I eat less chicken pity they were not so tasty.

  6. Good to shoot with a camera or if you are kid, with a water pistol :)
    I hear you loud and clear, Yamini.
    I feel bad for the poor birds and animals too.
    The last cartoon was very funny!
    Have a Beautiful day!
    Peace :)

  7. I rather use my camera than a gun... I hope all that berds are fast enough to escape :o)

  8. Didn't I read somewhere that there's a shortage of grouse this year?
    And I totally agree with Easy!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. Hari OM
      Yes - because there has been, basically, no summer to speak of!!! Maybe that is why some howler took shots at the hen harrier... tsk... Yx

  9. The ONLY time I think any hunting should be allowed is by those who actually will eat what they catch and need it to survive - there is no reason for anyone to hunt 'for fun' and if that is what they want to do - they should do it with a camera not a gun.


Inquiry and debate are encouraged.
For personal contact, please use the email box on the Wild YAM/Contact page.