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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
BASC commits to hen harrier recovery plan

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has committed to contributing £75,000 towards Natural England’s hen harrier recovery work over the next three years, via its Legacy Fund. Three annual payments of £25,000 will aid Natural England’s objectives of winter roost monitoring, support and education around diversionary feeding, and the southern reintroduction of the species. The three-year agreement follows… Read more »

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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
Successful amendment to Sentience Bill reassures those who work with animals

he new Animal Sentience Committee will now have to respect cultural traditions, religion, and heritage when scrutinising government policy following a successful amendment, which has been supported by BASC, to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. A group of 31 MPs proposed an amendment accepted by the government at the report stage of the Animal Welfare (Sentience)… Read more »

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Straw: HRA needs rebalancing
Jack Straw: Human Rights Act needs rebalancing

Justice secretary Jack Straw is planning to “rebalance” the Human Rights Act amid concerns it has become a “villains charter”. Mr Straw, who has become frustrated with the way that the act is operating, has suggested the rights in the legislation could be balanced with new “responsibilities” to obey the law and to be loyal… Read more »

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Greens call for human rights overhaul

The Green Party are calling for a new method of encouraging member states of the United Nations (UN) to improve their human rights record. The Greens are proposing the UN establish a Global Human Rights Index (GloHRI) which would measure and rank each country by its conformity to the international human rights standard. The proposal… Read more »