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BASC statement on Pet Theft Taskforce recommendations

Following the publication of the Pet Theft Taskforce policy paper, Glynn Evans, head of game and gundogs at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), said: “BASC welcomes the government’s commitment to tackle the reported increase in pet theft through the publication of the Pet Theft Taskforce policy paper. While incidents of dog theft… Read more »

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Senedd committee urged to review shooting’s important contribution

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has responded to the Senedd Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee consultation, asking for an enquiry to be undertaken into the contribution shooting makes to the Welsh economy.   BASC has asked that the enquiry also considers the Welsh Government’s policy towards shooting, following recent correspondence from… Read more »

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Lords hit out at surveillance
Lords hit out at surveillance culture

By Jonathan Moore “Pervasive and routine” surveillance and collection of information is undermining the public’s right to privacy, a Lords committee reported today. It argued the national DNA database (NDNAD) potentially infringed on civil liberties and could in the future be used for malign purposes. Pointing to the fact the UK now has over four… Read more »

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Torture controversy: FAQ

By politics.co.uk staff Ever since news broke yesterday of the government allegedly being complicit in the torture of Binyam Mohamed, the debate has centred on whether Britain was right to accept a US request not to publish documents that could threaten national security. But the real issue at stake is whether Mr Mohamed was tortured…. Read more »