February 08

February 08 News

February 08Scottish Parliament will not ban snares 20.02.08 – The Scottish Environment minister Mike Russell has announced that the government will not ban animal snares. He told the Scottish Parliament that snares were vital to the control of animals such as foxes as part of Scotland’s £240 million shooting industry. In the face of strong opposition from animal welfare groups, he referred to British Veterinary Association statement that “in some circumstances, snaring might be the least inhumane method where control is necessary”. More details here »


Countryside Alliance 'more inspiring' than Blair24.01.08 – The Countryside Alliance has been declared the most "inspiring political personality" of the last ten years in the Channel 4 News political awards – beating other shortlisted candidates including Tony Blair and Ken Livingstone. More details here » News index