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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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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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2021 in review — thank you for helping to create Wild Moors

Grouse moors remained largely silent this year, for the third year, following on from a poor breeding season which has limited sport shooting. However, this did not stop the circle of destruction that surrounds the controversial industry. The mass burning of heather which poses a serious environmental risk at a time […]

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Defra minister confirms review of peatland burning

Defra under secretary Rebecca Pow has confirmed that the government will review the burning of England’s carbon-rich peatlands for grouse shooting next spring, indicating that the government may be open to tightening the rules.Pow’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Commons, in which the Labour […]