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 […]
As ‘Saturday Kitchen’ romaticises grouse hunt, UK campaigners highlight the causalities in this “field sport”.
A brood of dead hen harrier chicks all found mutilated in a nest
This Saturday, on the highly popular cookery show Saturday Kitchen, viewers were shown the classic footage of the […]
The following press release has been issued today by FoRK and relates to 3 red kites each found poisoned last year (Friends of Red Kites) –
POISONING OF RED KITES CONDEMNED
It has just been reported by FoRK (Friends of Red Kites) that 3 red kites were found illegally poisoned last year in the north […]
Scotland’s new Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod has written an inspiring article on wildlife crime that was recently published in the Holyrood magazine. It remains to be seen in these words are converted into action!
WILDLIFE CRIME CANNOT BE TOLERATED IN MODERN DAY SCOTLAND
In the past year, between April 2014 and February 2015, almost […]
Yesterday, 21st February, Police Scotland executed search warrants on a shooting estate in the Stirling area after a Peregrine Falcon was found to have been poisoned by the banned pesticide Carbofuran.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said;
“In July 2014, a member of the public contacted police to report a dead Red Kite on the same […]
Guy Shorrock RSPB Investigations Officer. The fine handed down equates to a value of £84.50 per bird A Norfolk gamekeeper intentionally poisoned ten buzzards plus one sparrowhawk and only received a 10 week suspended sentence plus a fine of £930. The conviction of Allen Lambert for deliberately killing 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk should […]
An RSPB challenge to leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge and take action against illegal bird of prey persecution has been reinforced after a Norfolk gamekeeper was today, 6 November, handed a 10-week suspended sentence and ordered to pay £930 prosecution costs in Norwich Magistrates Court after being found guilty on two counts […]
Analysis found the birds had been poisoned with a pesticide
Allen Lambert convicted of what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England will be sentenced today.
Buzzard: Raptor found dead in the Highlands in 2014. RSPB
The majority of raptors poisoned in Scotland were killed by the same illegal pesticide, wildlife experts have revealed. Around 70% of 83 birds killed by poison since 2009 had consumed carbofuran.
The pesticide, which was banned in 2001 and made illegal in Scotland […]