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    Not good.

    General licences for bird control: major changes to licensing requirements - GOV.UK

    Sorry, title should be licence. I'm that annoyed I got my nouns and verbs mixed up!


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    Just me then? Nobody else bothered that it will be illegal to shoot a pigeon or corvid from this Friday without specific site related permission from Natural England?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philm View Post
    Just me then? Nobody else bothered that it will be illegal to shoot a pigeon or corvid from this Friday without specific site related permission from Natural England?

    Phil
    It's the way things are going, Wood Pigeons are a plague around here despite the shooting simply because people feed them constantly, they have no idea of the damage they do to farming and growers yet they are the very people who will complain when food prices rise.
    I'm still finding dead pigeons on our walks (over 20 this year so far and quite a few rats and mice) so maybe someone is taking things into their own hands, I would prefer shooting for control rather than poisoning which kills indiscriminately. The fluffy bunny brigade won't be happy either way.
    Corvids are a different matter locally, Magpies take an awful lot of nestlings, I've watched them do it many times but they seem to steer clear of the crows that are nesting 50 yards away and so the small bird population seems to be higher than normal here. In the garden this week, wrens, blue tit's, great tit's, robin, sparrows, dunnocks, chaffinch, goldfinch(nesting in the yew) and a warbler? using my birch tree as a song post, the magpies usually keep them away.
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    And sign the sack Packham petition here , together with Mark Avery via their Wild Justice organisation they are the protagonists behind the legal challenges to Natural England . At the moment it had no effect on NI , Wales and Scotland . It’s amazing that a public body pays this chap to peddle his own views which seem to be very influential with a certain section of the public who who confuse nature with Disney.


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    Quote Originally Posted by haggstock View Post
    And sign the sack Packham petition here , together with Mark Avery via their Wild Justice organisation they are the protagonists behind the legal challenges to Natural England . At the moment it had no effect on NI , Wales and Scotland . It’s amazing that a public body pays this chap to peddle his own views which seem to be very influential with a certain section of the public who who confuse nature with Disney.
    http://chng.it/PG6ZTWqc
    I signed this morning. I am not normally one for signing petitions or for singling out individuals but -in my opinion- Mr Packham has abused his privileged celebrity status at the BBC to push his personal anti field sports opinions too far this time. His actions and agendas have the potential for many custodians of the countryside to lose their jobs, it is therefore I believe time for the BBC to stop using the services of someone who is so biased.


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    First heard about this this morning via Facebook, can't believe that it's been allowed to happen. I'd have thought that the shooting organisations (BASC, etc) would have been able to defend against this - presumably they were aware it was happening

    The link for the petition to sack Packham has also been posted a few times on Facebook, at the time I signed it the number of people signing was rising rapidly!

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    Just signed it, it's currently at 57, 200 and going up fast. I'm not sure this will achieve much but it's certainly making me feel better.
    Probably when bread, cosmetics, beer etc go up by a pound per item then maybe something will happen.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave h View Post
    I'd have thought that the shooting organisations (BASC, etc) would have been able to defend against this - presumably they were aware it was happening
    They certainly have some explaining to do before I renew my subscriptions!

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    can't believe that it's been allowed to happen. I'd have thought that the shooting organisations (BASC, etc) would have been able to defend against this - presumably they were aware it was happening
    All the shooting orgs were caught off guard, BASC had a meeting two weeks ago & nothing was said.

    Still it doesn't excuse them, they knew of this ages ago & had time to prepare, same with NE. They've removed the GL because they would have lost the legal challenge, now panic button A to come up with an alternative.

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    Farmers reps. were on the news this morning and they are not best pleased.
    I expect nothing will happen to reverse this decision quickly, loud mouthed small interest groups get far more attention
    than anyone who presents a logical argument.

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