DEFRA’s terrible consultation on gamebird releases – let’s see.

Thank you to hundreds of Wild Justice supporters who responded to the DEFRA consultation on gamebird releases – see here, here, here and here for examples of your comments back to us.

Wild Justice sent in a consultation response too. Our response included this warning;

In the view of Wild Justice the proposals in this consultation fall far short of what DEFRA promised to the court in October 2020. The proposed measures will not, in our view, protect N2K sites in the way that is needed and to which DEFRA committed itself. If these proposals are implemented then Wild Justice will seek legal advice on how best to expedite a further legal challenge to gamebird releases in England.