BASC release statement on Packham and The Game Fair

In response to an announcement that Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Jay Tiernan have been stopped from appearing at The Game Fair Theatre at Hatfield House on Friday, BASC has released the following statement:

“It is right that The Game Fair does not give a platform for an extremist like Chris Packham to air his anti-shooting views. Mr Packham uses his celebrity status granted to him by his position with the BBC to misrepresent the facts about shooting and its clear value to the environment and conservation. The Game Fair is about celebrating the people who live and work in the countryside and continued polarisation of the debate by Mr Packham and others is of no benefit in this or any other medium.”

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