Alan Jarrett, Chairman of BASC, commented on the news that a gamekeeper is seeking judicial review of a decision by Natural England to refuse his application for a licence to control buzzards.

Alan Jarrett said:

“The Birds Directive and British law provides for protected species to be controlled to protect livelihoods. There is an established legal process for determining when such measures may be used”.

“BASC supports this process and cautions those who oppose it that they risk infringing the right of all to be equal before the law. It is right that the law is applied without prejudice and that due process is followed.”

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