Landowners reject Natural England's new crow killing licence

Natural England’s replacement general licence to allow the killing of carrion crows to protect livestock is “hurried, botched and completely unfit for purpose”, according to landowners and gamekeepers who have demanded an investigation be carried out.

A joint letter to the environment secretary seeking an inquiry into Natural England’s handling of the general licensing “disaster” has been signed by the heads of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the National Farmers Union, the Countryside Alliance, CLA, the Game and Wildlife Countryside Trust, the Moorland Association, the National Gamekeepers Organisation and the Game Farmers Association.

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