BASC in the Press
More than 99 per cent of pheasants sold for food contain TOXIC lead shot – despite a commitment by hunters to switch to safer alternatives last year
Toxic lead shot can still be found in more than 99 per cent of pheasants shot for food, despite a commitment last year for hunters to begin using safer alternatives.
Almost all pheasants sold for food in the UK contain toxic lead shot, scientists have found.
Hard-hit shooting and fishing tourism industries have been handed a £1 million coronavirus fund boost by the Scottish Government.
Anger as thousands of pounds are wasted on legal wrangles instead of projects to save species the general licenses are designed to protect.
Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay have faced threats and insults for taking the fight for wildlife to court, but they are not going away
Shooting sports have been described as an ‘integral part’ of the life and economy of Somerset
Two-thirds of gamekeepers across the UK have received abuse and threats because of their job. That’s the shock finding of a survey by BASC, Countryside Alliance, Game Farmers Association and National Gamekeepers Organisation.
Calls for better protection for gamekeepers after study reveals an alarming increase in the proportion who have been victim of abuse and criminal behaviour from those who oppose shooting.
The majority of gamekeepers in the UK have received abuse and threats as a direct result of their profession, according to results of a wide-ranging survey.
Government plans to restrict airguns for under 18s have drawn condemnation from young farmers and gamekeepers.
Rural groups have spoken out against the government’s proposal to restrict airgun use for young farmers and gamekeepers under the age of 18.
In a letter to MSPs the British Association for Shooting and Conservation said the situation facing country sports businesses was ‘unprecedented’.