Gamebirds defined as ‘livestock’ and ‘wild birds’ 

Defra has issued a new General Licence for the control of ‘pest’ species in England and redefined gamebirds as ‘livestock’ during the time they’re being reared before they metamorphose into ‘wild birds’ as soon as they’re released for shooting.

The previous blanket General Licences, which were reissued every ye

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