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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

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Government Food Strategy slammed as “wholly inadequate” by campaigners warning of a “national food emergency”

The Food and Work Network – a coalition of academics, public health professionals, trade unionists and community activists based at Birkbeck College, University of London – today slammed as “wholly inadequate” the Government’s Food Strategy,  arguing that “it’s time to declare a National Food Emergency” to reflect the gravity of the situation. The Network has… Read more »

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Animal Sentience: The Conservatives would be batty to vote against it

The animal welfare (sentience) bill is a 2019 Conservative Party manifesto commitment and at the ‘heart’ of the government’s action plan for animal welfare. The bill establishes an animal sentience committee (ASC), which is empowered to report on whether the government ‘is having, or has had, all due regard to the ways in which the… Read more »

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Gender equality: Why is Britain scaling back its support for women in need?

We are at a critical moment on gender equality. 26 years after the UN’s landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, not a single country in the world can claim to have achieved it. Worse, the covid-19 crisis has had a disproportionate impact on women and girls. More women are being forced out of the labour market, either… Read more »