Hard-hitting campaign against wildlife poisoning

The North Yorkshire police have launched a new offensive against illegal wildlife poisoning and its potential knock-on impact to humans and other animals. A major new poster campaign across rural North Yorkshire highlights the dangers of the practice – which is usually aimed against birds of prey.

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Calls for the protection of birds of prey to be lifted because they kill native birds are unfounded, scientists and environmentalists have said.

In an article for the Daily Mail on Monday, conservative rural activist Robin Page argued predation by birds of prey is “doing untold damage to vulnerable wild birds”, such as lapwings and skylarks. He said legal protection by “politically correct” conservationists should be lifted from “all manner of aggressive avian killers, such as buzzards, red […]