NRW – your general licences are unlawful

Jackdaw. Photo: Tim Melling

Yesterday we sent this letter to Natural Resources Wales.

It won’t have come as a shock to them as we have corresponded with them on this matter.

Unless NRW agrees with our legal interpretation then we intend to apply for permission for judicial review of their issuing of general licences. If we do this then we will need to raise funds for such a legal case.

As always, Wild Justice’s main interest is in the general licence which applies to lethal control of birds for so-called conservation purposes but since the legal flaws we have identified with that general licence apply to all the general licences issued by NRW then there is little point in trying to differentiate between them. The farming industry should reflect on that.