Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Shooting "Sports"


The Green Party is opposed to shooting and hunting and would bring an end to these 'sports'. Until this happens The Green Party are calling for magazines that promote the shooting and hunting of animals to have blank wrapping and be kept out of the reach of children.
1.    Do you support shooting sports conducted according to the law and the current codes of practice?
        No  

2.    If elected would you join the All Party Group on Shooting and Conservation?
          No  
(Update ;We shall extend the Animal Welfare Act to cover all fishing activities. So not quite a ban.)



18 February 2015

Dear Mr Adrian Windisch

Please outline your position with respect to shooting, hunting and fishing.

I am emailing you as a candidate for my constituency in the 2015 general election to ask for your views on shooting sports.

Shooting sports have a key role in the economy and management of the countryside. The recently published ‘Value of Shooting’ report shooting shows that:

- Shooting supports the equivalent of 74,000 full time jobs in the UK
- Shooting is worth £2 billion to the UK economy (GVA)
- Shooting is involved in the management of two-thirds of the rural land area
- 600,000 people in the UK shoot live quarry, clay pigeons or targets
- Shoot providers spend nearly £250 million a year on conservation

For further information on the benefits of shooting click the link below:

http://basc.org.uk/value_of_shooting_infographic

Given this, I would be grateful if you answer the following two questions:

1.    Do you support shooting sports conducted according to the law and the current codes of practice?
       No  

2.    If elected would you join the All Party Group on Shooting and Conservation?
          No  

I will be letting the British Association for Shooting and Conservation know about your reply. They represent over 140,000 British shooters and will be letting their members and others know where candidates stand. If you’d like to expand on your views, please do, and BASC will make arrangements for people to find out about your views in detail.

Thank you in advance for responding to these questions.




Yours sincerely,

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