Landowners to Gove: Give us new general bird kill licences free of burdens

“Gold-plating and mission creep” has led to the “current chaos” surrounding Natural England’s withdrawal of three general bird control licences, which should be replaced with lighter touch permits, according to landowning and shooting groups.

by Rachel Salvidge
Landowners want lighter touch general control licences. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images
Landowners want lighter touch general control licences. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

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