BASC is calling on the Government to publish a game bird study which concluded in 2012.
Defra commissioned research in 2009 entitled ‘Study to determine whether cage-based breeding can meet the needs of game birds, and if not, to identify best practice’. It was concluded in 2012 but has not been published.
It is time for the Government to publish this study. Three years is a long time for it to be sitting around unpublished.
BASC also reminded its members that they should adhere to the Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes.
BASC game and gameshooting committee