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BASC urges vigilance as cases of bird flu confirmed

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is advising members to remain vigilant for signs of avian influenza, otherwise known as bird flu, in both wild bird populations and kept birds this winter. The advice is being issued following two confirmed cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza, one near to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire (highly pathogenic)… Read more »

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BASC raises opposition to Welsh Government ban on snares

BASC is calling on the Welsh Government to present the evidence that supports their proposal to ban the use of snares. The call to legislate against snares has been included in a raft of proposals by the Welsh Government in their official response to the Agriculture (Wales) White Paper. This BASC Wales director Steve Griffiths,… Read more »

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No badger cull... for now. Plans shelved until 2013.
Another day, another U-turn: Badger cull grinds to a halt

The government’s series of gaffes, U-turns and disasters continued today, when it pulled the plug on the controversial badger cull plan. the move is an embarrassment for environment secretary Owen Paterson and the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), but a victory for shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh and the Badger Trust.