Aberdeenshire Gamekeeper convicted of using live pigeon to lure raptors loses appeal.

Gamekeeper Craig Barrie has failed in a bid to keep his gamekeeper licence after he was caught illegally using a live pigeon as a decoy. Barrie has now resigned from his post as gamekeeper on the Aswanley estate. […]

Police officers across UK swoop on homes of pigeon fanciers in bird of prey crime investigation

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=left] A multiagency operation investigating alleged crimes against peregrine falcons was launched today [Thursday 2 February 2012] across four police areas in England and Wales.

Police officers issued with search warrants, supported by staff from the RSPB, RSPCA, Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales, raided the […]