I want to take this opportunity to thank all 581 of you that responded to our survey with heartfelt and quite remarkable personal testimonies.
We are now in the process of putting your words into a report to explain why shooting is so important to you and your communities in Wales. Your words will be anonymised but please let me know if you are willing to have your name and photo attached to a quote by emailing me at email@example.com.
This report is particularly important at this time as there is increasing pressure on shooting from groups such as Wild Justice, with their challenging of General Licences.
In Wales the Minister banned shooting on public land, even though NRW recommended that it should not be banned as a result of the scientific evidence largely presented by the GWCT. It is important that those in a position to influence policy and regulation should understand why shooting is important to you.
We at the GWCT have the scientific evidence to demonstrate the good that can be delivered for nature from shooting and now we have your words about communities and culture telling us why shooting, beating and picking up is such an important part of your life.
Director, GWCT Wales