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.


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.


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 […]

Gamekeeper guilty of illegally trapping tawny owl

Tawny owl survives cage trap

April 2012. A Kirriemuir gamekeeper has been convicted of illegally trapping a tawny owl in a crow cage following a Scottish SPCA investigation. Robert Christie, 58, of Lindertis Estate, Airlie pled guilty to the offence and was admonished at Forfar Sheriff Court on Tuesday. Christie admitted recklessly taking the […]

Market Harborough farmer fined for trapping birds without appropriate licence

Natural England Press Release:

In the first case of its type in England, a Market Harborough farmer was fined £2500 (plus costs) on Monday 27 February, at Leicester Magistrates Court, after being found guilty of trapping birds on his land without an appropriate licence.

A Leicestershire Police investigation, which began in August 2011,found that 53-year-old […]

Scottish Animal Charity releases damming video footage of Strathspey Gamekeeper battering trapped Crows to death.

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 […]