In response to the announcement today that Wild Justice plans a legal challenge around the release of gamebirds, BASC has issued this further statement.

“BASC has instructed lawyers to ensure that if Wild Justice’s latest challenge comes to court then BASC will be recognised as an “interested party”. This will allow BASC to oppose the case being put by Wild Justice, which is deeply flawed.

“At the same time BASC has been briefing supportive MPs and Peers, who have raised the issue with Defra Ministers and received assurances from the government that this legal challenge will be ‘robustly defended’

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