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BASC stands up for pest control against legal challenge

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will once more stand up for lawful pest control activities as anti-shooting group, Wild Justice, launch new legal attack. According to Wild Justice they are seeking legal action against the general licence to prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, fisheries or inland… Read more »

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BASC welcomes review of habitat management course

The announcement that the new T Level responsible for educating future gamekeepers and land managers has been paused to reassess its specialist course structure has been warmly welcomed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new course, Habitat management (land and water), has been earmarked to replace the current land & wildlife… Read more »

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Ecstasy 'less harmful than alcohol'
Home Office defends ‘unfit’ drug policy

The government has no plans to review the drug classification system, despite new scientific claims it is “not fit for purpose”. The current ABC classification system does not accurately reflect the amount of harm caused by different drugs and in doing so, undermines public faith in the system, scientists claim. Research published in the Lancet… Read more »

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Report: drug policy isn't working
Home Office told to give up drugs

Current drugs policy is not working and needs to be radically restructured, a commission on illegal drugs has recommended. Drug addiction should be treated as a chronic health and social problem, not a crime, the RSA commission recommends, with responsibility for drugs policy transferring from the Home Office to Department for Communities and Local Government…. Read more »