BASC is asking DEFRA to take notice of them – that’s usually what BASC press releases are about.
This one has an inherent flaw in it though, although I expect that they will get away with it. What is that flaw? BASC asks DEFRA to take account of shooting’s conservation benefits when considering what to do about shooting. Tricky…
Is there a long line of real conservation organisations queuing up in support of BASC to say ‘Please Mr Eustice, we are real nature conservationists and despite the fact that BASC has been attacking us for years we really, really, really want to tell you that we, as real conservationists, are just desperate for shooting to get preferential treatment on nature conservation grounds’.
These are strange times, but they aren’t that strange.
Shooting is a recreational pastime and a commercial activity – get back in the queue!