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100k petition signatures in call for government to ban snares

Wildlife protection organisations are celebrating reaching a major milestone in the campaign to ban animal snares. Over 100,000 people have now signed a government petition to outlaw the cruel contraptions, which the government is understood to be considering debating in Westminster. Snares are routinely set to aid the killing of foxes […]

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Liberal Democrats join calls for government to introduce grouse moor licensing

The Liberal Democrats have joined calls for grouse moors to be licensed to help end wildlife crime and drive sustainable land management in the uplands. Its policy position comes as opposition parties increase pressure on the government to bring in greater regulation of grouse moors amid growing concern over their impact […]

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Peak District National Park urges end to killing of the region’s iconic mountain hares

Landowners are being urged to end the killing of England’s only population of mountain hares which inhabit the moorlands of the Peak District National Park.The Peak District National Park Authority has issued the plea following concerns that grouse moors are targeting hares in the belief that this helps protect game birds […]

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Defra will consider tightening the rules on snares

An evidence review will be held into the rules on snares the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has confirmed. It follows a renewed campaign by Animal Aid, which is being supported by Wild Moors, League Against Cruel Sports and other wildlife protection organisations, to outlaw the use of the […]

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Burning issue: councils unite to save England’s peatlands

Thirteen local authorities and their leaders have teamed up with conservation organisation Wild Moors to encourage the government to take urgent action to protect fragile moorland habitats.It comes ahead of a review by the Environment Minister Rebecca Pow in the spring which will consider whether to extend existing legislation to implement […]