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BASC urges RSPB to acknowledge shooting’s benefits during review

The UK’s largest shooting organisation is urging the RSPB to consider the positive evidence of shooting’s benefits when it reviews its policy on game-bird shooting. The RSPB announced at its AGM at the weekend that it would be examining its

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Harrier Boost On Moors

Hen Harriers and grouse shooting can co-exist – thats the message from the latest harrier breeding figures, which undermines antis’ claims that moors are a hotbed of illegal killing. Two years after the RSPB pulled out of supporting the six-point

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RSPB feel burden of proof

A gamekeeper accused of killing two peregrine falcons has had his case dismissed after the judge ruled that footage filmed by the RPSB was inadmissible as evidence. District Judge Jane Goodwin criticised the organisation for conducting covert surveillance in the

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RSPB opens raptor hotline

The RSPB has launched a confidential ‘Raptor Crime Hotline’, specifically linking grouse shooting to raptor crimes in doing so. Aiming to help whistle-blowers within the countryside sports industries to come forward with information about illegal raptor killing, the organisation has

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Harrier troubles

A hen harrier tagged by the RSPB went missing near a grouse moor on 12 August, reigniting the war of words between the charity and shooters. The RSPB’s Ian Thomson was quoted by the BBC saying the bird: “joins the

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A Tale of Two Antis

The evidence submitted in advance of the grouse shooting debate was an odd sort of affair, as Colin Fallon found

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RSPB accused of distorting moorland data

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has come under fire for allegedly misrepresenting data on moorland management to further an anti-grouse shooting agenda. In a damning review of the RSPB’s interpretation of scientific research the report says:

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RSPB case thrown out

An RSPB case against a grouse moor keeper has been dismissed after a judge ruled that the charity’s video evidence constituted an abuse of process

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Shooting in the Media: Good effort, could do better

A review has criticised the BBC’s rural coverage – and that Countryfile programme was a case in point, says James Marchington

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Charlie puts the nail in his own coffin

The fieldsports community warned of fox attacks, says James Marchington, but was shouted down by ‘animal lovers’ in denial about the nature of these ruthless predators You have to feel sorry for whoever is in charge of PR for foxes.

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