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BASC launches legal ‘Fighting Fund’

BASC has today (11th July) launched a new legal fighting fund that will make a significant contribution to promoting and protecting sustainable shooting and conservation in the UK.

The seven-figure fund will hold ring-fenced reserves that will enable the association to push forward with proactive legal initiatives to secure the future of shooting.

In addition, it will enable BASC to launch effective defences to disruptive legal challenges that could negatively impact our community.

BASC chairman Eoghan Cameron said: “The fund, the first of its kind, will set BASC on a new path to promoting and protecting shooting, our community and the countryside.

“This fund will allow us to further our aims and lead from the front when presented with opportunities and when facing down legal challenges.

“We are already fighting legal cases in England and Wales and there are other potential cases in the wings.

“For shooting to be heard and represented effectively in court, it must have an ability to fund legal action. Thanks to the generosity of our members and sound financial management, BASC has the means to do so.”

ENDS….

For more information, please contact BASC’s press office on 07970 096554.

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