Hi Penny and Jan-Marie,
Great work both and we need all avenues open to get the message out there to people about these awful traps and get them to sign the petition.
I have used our local on line community forum to put a post about these traps and asking people to sign the petition and it has now had almost 400 views in just over 2 weeks. This may not sound a lot but most posts typically only have between 50 & 100 views so it does show the interest in our hogs. How many people have actually signed the petition as a result these is no way of knowing but what I can say is we now have 27 more signatures in our consituency in the same time period so I like to think some hopefully have.
I had a look in to this ‘thunderclap’ business as this is all new to me. If I’m reading things correctly it seems it reached over 2 million social media users so, like you, its hard to understand why there wasn’t a better response to the campaign. Again, if I’m understanidng things correctly, it did get almost 1,300 signatures but not a great conversion rate.
With hedghog awareness week coming up soon I wonder if they could give it another go as part of raising the profile of hogs?
Anyway I see we are now closing in on 31,000 signatures but still a long way to go so everyone please keep signing.
I also see that we have added quite a few new hog champs as well recently which is great so welcome one and all and thank you for supporting our prickly friends,