The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) are advising all their members to act now, and Raptor Politics feels it is important that all raptor workers also know just what this new order entails.
The Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 24th October and all SGA [...]
Latest figures show that only two birds of prey were found deliberately poisoned in the Scottish Borders in 2011. The report can not say however how many birds were poisoned which were never found. The full report can be read here.
Scottish Gamekeepers claim “widespread concern” among supporters of sporting shooting in Scotland Plans by Royal Mail to ban the posting of guns and component parts from its services would lead to rural businesses closing, gamekeepers have claimed.
Shooting estate owners are claiming red grouse shooting could provide Scotland’s rural communities with a lifeline during the recession. Is this just another load of ‘Hogg Wash’ to confuse the real issues here from a man who doesn’t know a minus from a plus when it comes to counting his pheasants? [...]
Anyone who took the opportunity last night to watch Countryfile featuring buzzards and peregrine would have been disappointed by what they heard and saw. Much of the rhetoric was pretty much the same standard propaganda highlighting the shooting fraternity’s historic stand on birds of prey and the alleged damage these birds caused to pheasants. There [...]
The latest offering published by the Scottish Gamekeepers Association written by Bert Burnett is well worth a read in our view. You will learn how to quickly and humanly despatch corvids by breaking the necks of birds which have been legally trapped. Mr Burnett then goes on to talk about the possibility that, as many [...]
Video of a Strathspey gamekeeper battering to death up to 12 crows and rooks with a stick trapped in a cage on a Scottish shooting estate has been released by OneKind an animal welfare charity in Scotland.
The Charity decided to publish details of this sickening incident on-line because they were so angered that no [...]
This is what Alex Hogg, Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association had to say recently about the RSPB in his latest blog. All very interesting stuff Alex. [...]
In August last year Raptor Politics published a story relating to the deaths of ten Red Kites which had all been found poisoned on the Black Isle in Scotland. Each of the dead kites displayed typical symptoms of rodenticides poisoning (rat poison). The complete article can be found here
Gamekeepers are the real stewards of the countryside, according to a new report that found land managed for shooting covers a wider area than all of Britain’s nature reserves.