The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published the Government’s response to the report on Wildlife Crime. In it, the Government has rejected calls from MPs to give funding certainty to the National Wildlife Crime Unit, and will not be banning the use of carbofuran, despite the possession of the poison being illegal in Scotland.

The chair of the EAC, Joan Walley MP, said: “The Government has missed an opportunity to take two simple measures to protect important wildlife threatened by poachers and criminals in the UK.”

The rest of this article appears in the 27th March issue of Shooting Times.

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