South Scotland gamekeeper Peter Bell admits buzzard poisoning

Bell admitted poisoning a buzzard in southern Scotland last year A gamekeeper from southern Scotland has been fined more than £4,000 for poisoning a buzzard and possessing illegal pesticides. Peter Bell, 62, of Newton Stewart, admitted four contraventions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Bell committed the poisoning offence by lacing a pheasant carcass […]

Gloucestershire man sentenced for stealing and then selling rare birds of prey from zoos

Keith Beaven was given a 40-week sentence, suspended for 18 months The former owner of a bird-of-prey centre has been given a suspended prison sentence for stealing rare owls. Beaven was given a 40-week sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Gloucester Crown Court. He was also ordered to pay over £16,000 in costs. […]