Scottish Game Farmer convicted over the illegal use of a gin trap by his gamekeeper

Buzzard: A dog walker found the bird seriously injured in the trap.

A shooting magnate who runs one of the UK’s top hunting and stalking agencies has become the second estate manager in Scotland to be convicted for the crimes of his gamekeeper.

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Aberdeenshire Gamekeeper convicted of snaring offences

An Aberdeenshire gamekeeper has been convicted of snaring offences which resulted in the death of a badger following a Scottish SPCA investigation. Warning image may cause upset. George Allan, 61, appeared for sentencing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday 3 November and was fined £600.

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Return to the woodland of Death

This article was first published by ‘More Than Just Badgers’ 25 May 2015

If you’ve been a reader of this blog (thanks BTW) then you will have no doubt seen the destruction caused by Gamekeepers in an effort to protect their precious stock of Pheasants (Woodland of Death). Although not completely illegal […]

Moorland Runners injured in animal snares

Snares are set to catch foxes that prey on certain birds

Calls are being made for snares to be banned after two runners were caught in the traps in the Derbyshire Peak District. The wire devices are designed to catch foxes, which prey on red grouse.

An investigation by […]

Persecution: My Righteous Indignation.

Too Ashamed to be outraged.

We would like to thank one of our followers for taking the time and trouble for writing these personal words, and second for allowing us to share them with the world. Staying silent is no longer an option, your silence allows such atrocities to continue.

The shame that comes with […]

Scotland reports fall in raptor poisoning but other wildlife crimes may be increasing.

MORE RESOURCES ARE NECESSARY TO TACKLE CRIME

RSPB Scotland has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government report Wildlife Crime in Scotland and is calling for a Parliamentary debate to discuss the issue. The annual report provides information to assist the Scottish Parliament in monitoring progress of wildlife crime enforcement and reduction measures. The results […]

Country File tonight BBC 1 – 7pm: Raptor Poisoning, not to be missed.

Wildlife crime: Is the situation becoming much worst?

Tom Heap discovers that there’s a problem with wildlife crime, not just in Hertfordshire but right across the UK. Every year thousands of incidents are reported, from poisoned birds to baited badgers. Staffordshire police are keen to tackle the problem and they allow Countryfile […]

At least 24 illegal trapping sites found in Gozo – Birdlife Malta

“The current autumn trapping derogation is being used as a loophole to continue illegal finch trapping with at least 24 illegal trapping sites found by BirdLife on Gozo last Saturday,” the conservation organisation announced today.

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New Snaring Order comes into force in Scotland on 22 November 2012

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 […]

Golden Eagle found dead on Deeside Nr Aboyne

RSPB Scotland has today [24th September 2012] issued an appeal and a reward for information following the discovery of the body of a Golden Eagle on Deeside. The bird, fitted with a satellite transmitter, was found on 5th May 2012, after signals sent by the transmitter indicated that the bird had not moved for […]