BASC Northern Ireland last week spoke out against the recent vote in the Province to end the use of snares, highlighting that the decision will remove an essential tool in predator and pest control.

The Environment Committee at Stormont voted by only four votes to three to recommend a ban on the use of snares in the Province as part of the Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill. The Bill has to be put before the Northern Ireland Assembly for approval later this year. The committee has also recommended that curlew and golden plover are taken off the quarry list.

The rest of this article appears in 7th April issue of Shooting Times.

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