Book review: ‘Inglorious’ by Mark Avery

Conflict in the Uplands.


Inglorious makes a case for the banning of driven grouse-shooting: a particularly British pastime which does far more harm to the environment than its apologists would have you believe.

I live immediately below a grouse moor and regularly take walks up there. Before I read this book, although I tended to side with the anti-shooting camp, I was prepared to concede that the management of grouse moors does at least have some unintended benefits for other species that live on them. Mark Avery makes this very point. But his book also makes the compelling case that the (often illegal) damage caused by the grouse-shooting industry far outweighs any benefits.

OK, I'm convinced. Time for a ban.

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By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.