BASC has joined forces with the Angling Trust to lobby on the upcoming Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, highlighting the potential impact the law could have on sustainable shooting and angling.
Read Conor O’Gorman’s blog following the inclusion of plans for new animal welfare legislation in the Queen’s speech in parliament yesterday.
Government propose short-term licensing measures for gamebird release on and near to protected sites in latest consultation.
Defra’s proposed red tape under the precautionary principle will do little but threaten rural jobs, conservation efforts and a host of social benefits that shooting provides.
Ian Danby, BASC’s head of biodiversity, considers the RSPB’s announcement today about its year-long review of shooting.