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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Hunting ban was a totemic piece of Labour legislation
Labour on hunting ban offensive

By Alex Stevenson Environment secretary Hilary Benn has written to David Cameron calling on him to change Conservative plans to repeal the fox-hunting ban. The open letter, which challenges the Tories’ intention to give MPs a free vote on the ban, comes on the fifth anniversary of the Hunting Act passing into law. Thousands of… Read more »

The Tories will offer a free vote on hunting with dogs
Tory donations linked to hunting policy

By staff David Cameron’s agriculture spokesman received considerable donations from critics of the hunting ban just after attacking it. Nick Herbert received £24,500 from seven different donations, including £1,500 from gun sellers William and Sons, £2,000 from grouse-shooting magnate Michael Cannon and another £2,000 from a 47,000-acre hunting estate in Sutherland, according to research… Read more »