The Annual – Speed Kills Post

SLOW DOWN – SPEED KILLS

We would like to stress the importance of curbing high speeds on moor roads as we look to try and protect the lives of as much wildlife and animals as we can.  In the wake of the General Licence fiasco we have added worries in keeping birds and chicks safe and we call on everyone to try and reduce the risk posed by vehicles speeding on the moor roads.
The pictures show a hen grouse, lamb, curlew chicks, lapwing and golden plover chick all which met their end on the open roads.  The high number of deaths relating to wild birds, sheep and lambs that have been run over and killed in alarmingly high, with an equally worrying statistic being that an astonishingly high 80% of wader birds within 100yds of a public road lose their life.