BASC takes action to intervene in Welsh pest control challenge

BASC has made a formal application to court to become an interested party in Wild Justice’s judicial review challenging the general licences that have been issued by Natural Resources Wales.

Registering as an interested party will allow BASC to actively engage with the legal argument surrounding the Welsh general licences. 

BASC's application explains how our members could be directly affected by any outcome of the proceedings, and as a broad membership association BASC has an important role to play in providing evidence to the court.

Steve Griffiths, BASC's director for Wales, said: “Wild Justice is insisting on continuing with its legal challenge against general licences in Wales despite this time of national crisis. In order to ensure that there is a fit for purpose and future proofed licensing system, BASC has been given no choice but to seek to involve itself in court proceedings now.

Notes to Editors:

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is the UK’s largest shooting organisation, representing the interests of approximately 155,000 members

Previous BASC press releases on the topic:
BASC urges Wild Justice to step back from ‘disgraceful’ legal challenge – 19th March
Wild Justice must not be allowed to close down our countryside, says BASC – 5th February