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 […]

Guest blog – Business Is A Buzzard by Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard 

Eleanor has been a bird enthusiast since she was a child and has just completed her MSc at Newcastle University on ‘Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management.’ Eleanor has kindly given approval allowing Raptor Politics to publish several of her most recent articles all about raptors and the problems these species are currently facing […]

Famous UK millionaire potter distorts true facts on barn owl decline

Emma Bridgewater is a famous potter who has made £millions often using British bird images on mugs pots and other ceramics she produces.

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She has now moved out to calendars with one in particular concentrating on the countryside and giving you ideas what to do each month.

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Update from Natural England: Buzzard licensing applications

Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent serious damage to young pheasants.

Natural England is committed to being as open and transparent about its licensing decisions as it can be and the documents relating to that decision are published below. Certain information has to […]

Appeal after buzzard poisoned in Ayrshire

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a buzzard was found dead in Ayrshire having been poisoned. A member of the public discovered the young, female bird of prey in farmland between Maybole and Patna in April.

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