85 bird crime incidents recorded last year, says RSPB report – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2020 in birds, environmental protection, game laws, news, setting traps by sally

‘There were 85 confirmed incidents of the illegal shooting, trapping and poisoning of birds of prey in Britain in 2019, according to the RSPB’s annual Birdcrime report.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2020

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Defra challenged over ‘unlawful’ release of 57m game birds in UK – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2020 in birds, environmental protection, game laws, news by tracey

‘Environmental campaigners have issued a legal case against the government to try to halt the release of more than 50m non-native game birds this summer, saying the birds could damage Britain’s most important wildlife sites.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2020

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Fuller (Part 20 claimant) v Kitzing and another (Part 20 defendants) – WLR Daily

Posted April 27th, 2017 in game laws, law reports, sport by sally

Fuller (Part 20 claimant) v Kitzing and another (Part 20 defendants) [2017] EWHC 810 (Ch)

‘The Part 20 claimant was freehold and long leasehold owner of a substantial property and some 30 acres of surrounding land. The Part 20 defendant was the owner of sporting rights over the Part 20 claimant’s land. The Part 20 claimant sought a declaration those rights did not authorise the Part 20 defendant preserve and rear game on his land because that went beyond any recognised profit or ancillary right, still less did the sporting rights authorise her to introduce poults (or young pheasants) onto his land. The court ordered the trial of a number of preliminary issues, including whether there was a legally recognised profit à prendre to preserve and rear game on another person’s land.’

WLR Daily, 27th March 2017

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Shooting company fined over damage to Farndale – BBC News

“A field sports company has been fined £40,000 after damaging part of the North York Moors National Park.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2011

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Gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death spared jail – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in animal cruelty, game laws, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenage gamekeeper who clubbed to death badgers and shot buzzards then recorded the illegal killings in a coded diary has been spared jail.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2008

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Rabbit poachers’ old law reprieve – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2007 in game laws, news by sally

“Two men caught taking rabbits and trespassing could have been deported overseas for seven years had an old English poaching law been upheld.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2007

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Game shooting laws to be relaxed – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2007 in game laws, news by michael

“Restrictions dating back to the 1830s on shooting and selling game will end in England and Wales from August.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2007

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