RSPB Media Release [singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=centre]

A Lincolnshire gamekeeper has today [Thursday 10 January, 2013] been convicted of killing two buzzards and possessing a quantity of an illegally-held poison, which the RSPB says would have been enough to destroy all the birds of prey in Lincolnshire.


Ban the Burn – Media Release from Rebecca Taylor MEP

For immediate release – 10th January 2013

Rebecca Taylor MEP and “Ban the Burn” campaign press the European Commission to act on moorland burning. Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem Euro-MP for Yorkshire, has joined forces with a West Yorkshire based pressure group to stop a grouse shooting estate burning protected moorland above the Calder Valley.


Should we be delighted to learn newly trained gamekeepers are in demand?

Newly-trained gamekeepers, especially throughout Scotland, have been managing to find jobs on sporting estates despite the downturn in the economy elsewhere. Colleges across Scotland are reporting strong demand from sporting estates for newly-trained gamekeepers to carry of the traditions of estate maintenance and predator control. […]