BASC dismisses latest report by the League Against Cruel Sports as emotive propaganda riddled with errors and unsubstantiated claims.

BASC has rejected claims made in a report released yesterday by the League Against Cruel Sports that thousands of game birds are subjected to unnecessary cruelty every day during the season.

BASC head of game and deer management Glynn Evans dismissed the LACS report and film as emotive propaganda riddled with errors and false, unsubstantiated claims.

He said; “What the film does show clearly is how birds that are wounded are quickly retrieved by the dogs and brought to hand for swift and humane despatch.”

Mr Evans rejected the League’s call for an inquiry into game shooting.

“Game bird rearing is governed by statutory codes of practice and any birds released will be established living freely in the wild well before any shoot days. Pest and predator control is subject to a number of wide-ranging laws and regulations and scientific research has proven its benefit to a number of species. Yet again the League has misrepresented the facts and has not produced evidence to back up its claims or demands.”

You can find a number of films regarding game management, including an introduction to pheasant shooting, game farming and the correct way to set fox snares on the BASC films website.

Marta Jacyna

Marta Jacyna is BASC’s communications officer. She is passionate about the countryside and enjoys deer stalking and foraging for food.

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