Illegal Pole trap set next to a pheasant release pen in Devon being investigated by police and RSPB.

A reward for information is being offered after an illegal pole trap designed to kill birds of prey was found on farmland in East Devon . The RSPB and Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses after the baited pole trap was discovered next to a pheasant release pen near Dunkeswell in the Blackdown […]

RSPB Press Release: Illegal Bird Traps discovered on Deeside grouse moor

RSPB Scotland has appealed for information following the discovery of illegally-set spring traps in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The conservation organisation has commended the actions of two members of the public who alerted it to a distressed bird caught in a trap they came across while out walking but is disappointed […]

Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, a complete ecosystem destroyed.

Mallowdale Pike.

In 2009 the resident gamekeeper took up new duties in Scotland. The following spring a pair of peregrines took up residence successfully rearing 2 chicks. The site has been abandoned

The abandonment of all known peregrine nesting territories (18-20 pairs) established in […]

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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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 […]

Images of Wildlife Slaughter, captured on Grouse Moors. Dozens of reason why Driven Grouse Shooting must be banned.

If anyone was unsure where they stood about banning driven grouse shooting in England, examine the two composite images below which may just change your mind if you had any doubts. The two images portray trapped, shot and poisoned animals and birds of prey all killed to protect game stocks which are bred and released […]

Scotland’s Environment Minister says ‘Wildlife Crime cannot be tolerated in modern day Scotland.’

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 […]

New and Important petition calling for the British Government to send the killers of raptors to Prison.

This petition is very important and urgently needs YOUR help now. Please take a few minutes to sign and share on Twitter and FaceBook. If you care about the plight of ‘so called protected birds of prey‘, this petition may just be the spark to get the governments attention.

The […]

Barratts together with the RSPB building homes for raptors?

Many of our followers may have seen the recent RSPB news report (below) which tells us the society have joined forces with Barratts the house builders to make ‘homes for nature’.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/390633-barratt-developments-and-rspb-breathe-wildlife-into-new-build-housing?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=News

This cooperation the RSPB claim will set a new benchmark for nature-friendly housing developments – the first national agreement of its […]

Game farm owner found guilty of pole trap offence

RSPB Press release.

Pole traps were outlawed more than 100 years ago.

Image: The RSPB

The owner of Westfield Farm, Cropton, North Yorkshire, has been found guilty of permitting the use of a pole trap on the farm on 11 June 2014, and has been fined £4,000 at […]