Buzzard shot: North Yorkshire Police issued the following press release.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating an incident in which a Buzzard was shot in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A dead buzzard was found on 1 February 2017 in an area called High Skelding, near the village of Grantley It was in a small coniferous plantation close to where the Ripon Rowel footpath […]

Buzzard found shot at the side of road in Essex.

The three images below show an injured Buzzard being treated by the South Essex Wildlife Hospital. The bird was found in a very weak state by the side of a road, and at the time was assumed to have been a road traffic casualty. After veterinary staff at the hospital had x-rayed the bird […]

Buzzard found shot by airgun pellet near Exeter, Devon put to sleep by RSPCA .

The buzzard which was shot over Tedburn St Mary is now in safe hands

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a buzzard was found shot by the side of the road in Tedburn St Mary, near Exeter, Devon, on 20 January 2017. The animal welfare […]

Keepers can’t keep their mouths shut!! Overheard in pub discussing the slaughter of 250 birds of prey.

Details of wildlife crime are all too often spoken about openly by the perpetrators in the remote countryside pub, you just don’t know who has been listening however! There was the conversation overheard detailing the killing of the Red Kites in South Cumbria, and the killing of Eagle Owls. Now a disturbing conversation between estate […]

More discarded game birds discovered dumped after being shot, this time near Sheffield

Last evening we received the following images and detail showing more corpses of shot game birds including 2 pheasants and 3 duck which had been dumped and discarded behind a stone wall. What makes this discovery all the more abhorrent is the fact that after each of the birds had been shot the breast meat […]

Gamekeepers Disgraceful Wastage – surplus pheasant dumped.

 

This footage depicts the corpses of approximately 200 rotting pheasants, which had been shot before being dumped adjacent an open crow trap on a red grouse moor.

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Raptor Persecution UK Refuse the right to reply.

What would be the best solution, control Buzzards using licenced killing, or use a suitable non lethal device which does not harm the Buzzard?

BELOW ARE THE WORDS OF A GAMEKEEPER WHO PROTECTS GOSHAWKS ON THE ESTATE WHERE HE WORKS.

I am sure regular visitors to this website […]

To continue Killing Buzzards by licence, or instead use a non lethal method to move them on. Why should this be a dilemma?

Some of our readers may have noticed that for some unknown reason Raptor Politics was verbally attacked by another web site for suggesting a radical non lethal solution to the licensed killing of buzzards. What is more worrying, it is a web site which claims to be trying to protect birds of prey! When […]

Three buzzards shot in Somerset, one dead two survive

More sad and disappointing news just 5 days into the New Year with 3 Buzzards reported shot in three separate incidents in Somerset. Two of the Buzzards are now receiving treatment for their injuries at an RSPCA hospital centre, sadly the third Buzzard has died of its injuries. The police are […]

A simple way of preventing Buzzards predation within the pheasant pen using a non lethal deterrent.

The detail below was obtained from the International Centre for Wildlife Damage Management supported by Cornell University in the United States.

Fig. 3. The electric pole shocker. (1) uninsulated (exposed) 12-gauge (0.28-cm) copper, ground, and hot wires (no connection from ground to hot wire) (2) insulated wire to ground (3) insulated wire to fence […]