2020. A YEAR OF RAPTOR PERSECUTION.

I would like to share with you these episodes of Raptor Persecution from this last year.

 

Here are the top ten most read RPUK blogs over the last 12 months…

  1. Satellite-tagged white-tailed eagle found poisoned on grouse moor in Cairngorms National Park (here)
  2. Golden eagle Tom disappears in suspicious circumstances on Scottish grouse moor (here)
  3. Missing eagle’s satellite tag found cut and wrapped in lead, dumped in river at Strathbraan (here)
  4. 45 hen harriers ‘missing’ or confirmed illegally killed since 2018 (here)
  5. The five brood meddled hen harriers from 2019 are all ‘missing’ (here)
  6. Scottish Government commits to develop immediate licensing scheme for driven grouse shooting (here)
  7. The eagle’s satellite tag found in the river: poetic injustice (here)
  8. Licensing scheme for release of pheasants and red-legged partridge in England following Wild Justice legal challenge (here)
  9. Post mortem reveals Welsh golden eagle had suffered gunshot injury (here)
  10. RSPB announces its ‘new’ policy on gamebird shooting (here)

I’m sad and angry at the same time.

Sad because of the cruelty and persecution of our birds of prey.

Angry because I have no confidence that the powers that be, government and law enforcement, will deal with these criminal acts.  I would like you all, in 2021, to spend a little time to keep abreast of the problem and make representations to your elected MPs that this situation cannot be tolerated.

Thanks and all the best. BC

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