Pheasants ‘source of tick disease claims research

Pheasants carry the bacteria The effects of Lyme disease are being talked about across Britain a lot more these days. This has resulted in an important conference to debate this subject hosted by Exeter University on Friday 7th July. http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/what-we-are-doing/conferences/ The UK’s most common tick-borne disease could be eradicated if pheasants were not reared […]

The Short eared Owl in Britain

The Short-eared Owl is one of the most persecuted of the owls in Britain, because they breed mainly on upland heather moorland, bringing them into conflict with Red Grouse moorland managers and their gamekeepers. There is a massive wide range in expected breeding numbers from 200+ – 2500+ in a season which […]

Illegal Fox hunting pair, the first in Scotland to be successfully prosecuted.

Yesterday 29-06-2017, two members of the Jedforest Hunt in the Scottish Borders were found guilty of illegal fox hunting at Selkirk Sheriff Court, in what is the first successful mounted fox hunting prosecution under the law which bans hunting.

Father and son, 66-year-old Clive Richardson and 23-year-old Johnathon Riley, both denied deliberately hunting a wild […]