Nature Reserves Used for Hunting
The Ministry of Defence is allowing fox-hunting across nature reserves on its land which contain rare plant species and environments.
Many Sites of Special Scientific Interest are on ministry land and hunting is permitted across 18 of them. Twenty- three packs have been granted licences to hunt on MoD land during the current season. Sites of Special Scientific Interest are designated to protect rare species and environments.
According to the League Against Cruel Sports and Alan Meale, Labour MP for Mansfield, who carried out the research, 10 of the SSSIs to be hunted are in the Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland. The sites include Linbrigg, a refuge for …
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Publication information: Article title: Nature Reserves Used for Hunting. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 8, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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