Following complaints sent by many members of the public from all over the UK to the Scottish Parliament in response to the death in Glen Esk, Angus of the Golden Eagle, action in the way of a parliamentary motion has now resulted in a call for urgent action to be taken in an attempt to prevent such atrocities occurring in the future. The motion was supported by 27 members of the Scottish assembly who have all voiced their concerns at the damage being caused by such criminal activities to Scotland’s image.
Disquiet was so high among SMP’s about the death of 11 golden eagles throughout Scotland since 2007, that this week a motion was lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Nigel Don, a member of the Scottish National Party condemning what has been taking place.
Motion S4M-04516: Nigel Don, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged:22/10/2012
Death of Golden Eagle
That the Parliament condemns what it sees as the recent brutal killing of a golden eagle in Glen Esk, Angus; considers that the golden eagle is one of Scotland’s most iconic species and understands that 11 golden eagles have been illegally killed since 2007; notes also that 2013 will be the Year of Natural Scotland; urges the Police Service of Scotland to ensure that police officers have the training and resources required to tackle wildlife crime effectively; considers that golden eagles more than earn their keep by attracting tourism to rural Scotland, and asks the Scottish Government to assess what further measures it might take to protect what are considered these magnificent birds.
Supported by: Bill Kidd, Kevin Stewart, Annabelle Ewing, Hanzala Malik, Kenneth Gibson, Claudia Beamish, John Wilson, Gordon MacDonald, Richard Lyle, Dennis Robertson, Rhoda Grant, Mike MacKenzie, Mark McDonald, Anne McTaggart, Rob Gibson, Chic Brodie, Maureen Watt, Nanette Milne, Bill Walker, Adam Ingram, Alison Johnstone, Elaine Murray, Brian Adam, Colin Beattie, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Graeme Dey