Evidence Submission relating to General Licence for trapping Corvids

DEFRA have called for submission of evidence relating to the General Licences before 13th May 2019 email:     glevidence@defra.gov.uk Submission by ACT to DEFRA relating to general licence We have held a meeting with senior officials of Natural England and submitted our evidence to them before, but never any action.  We made it clear that the general […]

LARSEN TRAPS IN GARDENS

We have had a growing number of emails by concerned residents about Larsen Traps in private gardens. Natural England has a “General Licence” that you do not need to apply for but must comply with their conditions relating to conserving flora and fauna G106. But some gardeners have claimed to have chickens and are trying […]

RSPB and Corvid Trapping

 A few years ago, we informed the RSPB director that we were setting up the Real Society for the Protection of Birds, aimed at exposing the RSPB’s use of Larsen traps, support of game shooting and indifference to farmed birds.  We had to get solicitors involved after being accused of “passing off”! Sadly the RSPB […]

Natural England’s partnership with BASC

Natural England’s partnership with BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) In April 2015 Natural England struck up a formal partnership deal with the BASC on the grounds of “common interest”. Formal documents have been signed with BASC, and so it is not surprising that all submissions from  (ACT) in relation to reform of the […]

Peer’s gamekeeper fined for killing three kestrels

A gamekeeper on one of England’s most celebrated country estates was ordered to pay fines and costs of almost £1,000 yesterday after admitting shooting and poisoning birds of prey. A gamekeeper on one of England’s most celebrated country estates was ordered to pay fines and costs of almost £1,000 yesterday after admitting shooting and poisoning […]