Welsh pheasant shooting season to begin despite Covid-19 crisis

Posted 1st October, 2020 The start of the pheasant shooting season begins on October 1 condemning millions of ‘game’ birds to being blasted out of sky for ‘sport’ over the next four months. The beginning of the shooting season takes place against a backdrop of an escalation of Covid-19 in Wales and Government advice to …

Another good article by Channel 4 News

21st September 2020 Is the Queen about to turn her back on grouse shooting? It's long been under scrutiny over the potential damage it does to wildlife and the environment. Now the government's decision to exempt hunting and shooting from the Covid rule of six has led many to turn their fire on the grouse-shooting …

RSPB Raptor Persecution Map

The RSPB’s Raptor Persecution Map Hub: it is the most complete centralised set of known confirmed raptor persecution incidents in the UK. Desktop version - click here Mobile/tablet version - click here

Farmers lose legal challenge to cancellation of Derbyshire badger cull

Wildlife groups welcome ruling as high court dismisses judicial review by NFU on all grounds. 14th May 2020 Farmers have lost a challenge to the government’s cancellation of the badger cull in Derbyshire in a high court ruling that has been welcomed by wildlife groups. A judicial review of the environment secretary’s decision to halt …

Summary of 2019 badger control operations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-summary-of-badger-control-monitoring-during-2019/summary-of-2019-badger-control-operations Natural England Chief Scientist’s advice on the outcome of badger control operations 27th March 2020 Effectiveness of industry-led culling The outcome of this year’s operations indicates that industry-led badger control continues to deliver the level of effectiveness required by the policy to be confident of achieving disease control benefits: New areas licensed in 2019 …