Protected birds of prey still being trapped and poisoned illegally throughout Scotland, charity claims.

Some of the country’s rarest birds of prey are continuing to be poisoned, trapped and killed illegally, according to an animal welfare charity.

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Committee of MP’s urge Government action over Wildlife Crime.

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=center] AS RSPB LAUNCHES INFORMATION APPEAL OVER POISONED BIRD OF PREY

The RSPB has today [Thursday 18 October, 2012] welcomed a committee of MPs’ challenge to the government to take action over the ‘systematic killing’ of birds of prey. The RSPB trusts the Government will implement the recommendations from the Environmental […]

Birds of prey found poisoned in Staffordshire

Birds of prey in Staffordshire have been found poisoned, it emerged today, as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds called for an end to “sickening” attacks on vulnerable wildlife. […]

2012 Golden Opportunity to Crack Bird of Prey Persecution, before it’s too late!

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=left]As the hen harrier teeters on the brink of extinction as a breeding bird in England, Coalition and Welsh Government Ministers have a once in a lifetime opportunity to tackle the illegal killing of birds of prey in England and Wales, and must not waste it.

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The RSPB have just published their BIRDCRIME 2011 report containing the latest information of the number of crimes directed against wild birds. The report makes very grim reading indeed and underlines very well the fact that more needs to be done to bring an end to this unacceptable criminal activity.


The Scottish Gamekeepers Association calls for Government probe into Red Kite impact in Galloway.

There can now be very little doubt that the shooting fraternity are involved in a campaign to smear the reputation of a number of raptor species, using inaccurate and misleading information to justify their claims. Spearheading the list of campaigners in Scotland is our old friend Alex Hogg,  Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeeper’s Association (SGA), […]

Police probe death of Red Kite found poisoned at Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Police are investigating the death of a protected Red Kite after tests proved the raptor had been poisoned. The Red Kite was found by a fieldworker monitoring the birds on Lofthouse Moor in North Yorkshire over 13 weeks ago. The corpse was found near a cattle grid at the Nidderdale site, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We suppose Police […]

Heads below the parapet – RSPB Investigations.

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=left]For over 20 years I’ve dealt with the dirty world of bird of prey persecution offences. In addition to dealing with a depressing catalogue of magnificent birds which have been shot, trapped and poisoned it has also provided an insight into why this problem won’t go away.


Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into wildlife crime – call for evidence

On the 20th January The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) launched a new inquiry into wildlife crime, following up its Report from 2004. In that Report, the EAC examined wildlife crime in terms of protection for wild animals (badgers, birds, pondlife, etc) and wild plants; and trade in wildlife and wildlife products in the UK. As […]

Pets at Risk of Being Poisoned, says RSPB

Is your pet safe over this holiday askes the RSPB? The RSPB, The Kennel Club, the Feline Advisory Bureau and the Dogs Trust are alerting pet owners to the fact that over the last 10 years, at least 56 dogs and 22 cats are known to have suffered from pesticide abuse instances. In most cases […]