To be or not to be, are pheasants livestock or wild birds, that is the question?

Its a fact shooting estates, for their sporting advantage, want their pheasant to be both! Classified as livestock when being reared in an enclosed pen, but then reclassified as ‘wild birds’ when they are released into the wild to be shot; a trick houdini would have been proud. But what does this mean? When pheasants […]

Red-footed falcon, a rare summer visitor to Britain, found shot to death

A rare red-footed falcon has been found shot dead near Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire. Cambridgeshire Police, the National Wildlife Crime Unit and the RSPB are all appealing for anyone with information regarding this appalling shooting of such a rare protected bird to come forward. You will find the RSPB press release HERE