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Grouse shooting is under fire from a coalition of environmentalists, birdwatchers and anti- cruelty activists - or, as one of the hunters, a retired solicitor, described them, a rabble of "extremists and Jeremy Corbyn types living in the Islington echo chamber," a reference to the vegetarian Labour Party leader and his lefty London constituency. The grouse-shooting folk - who may own heirloom shotguns, vote Tory and have a nickname like Bunny - can mock their critics, but the activists still inspire unease, even dread, because they have accomplished the once unimaginable: In the early 2000s, they got fox hunting with dogs banned in England, Scotland and Wales. Now the anti-hunting crowd is targeting the annual grouse shoots, which take place on a few hundred private, often vast estates in northern England and Scotland, beginning, per the Game Act of 1831, on the day they call "the Glorious Twelfth" in August and ending in December. "I don't think you can run a large, driven grouse shooting operation and follow the law," said Avery, author of "Inglorious: Conflict in the Uplands," who has rounded up 123,077 online signatures for a petition to get grouse hunts banned. "The whole of North Yorkshire revolves around the grouse shoot, and we're on the brink of getting banned?" Edd Morrison, a shooting consultant, said. "It's warfare."

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