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Illegal poisoning down in Scotland: year-on-year improvement

The number of birds reported as poisoned in Scotland has declined once again, as an annual report published by the RSPB shows. ‘The Illegal Killing of Birds of Prey in Scotland in 2012’ report showed that there were three birds

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Cuckoos in the Nest

Did you ever watch those wildlife films where the cuckoo chick pushes the true chicks out of the nest and grows fatter and fatter as its hapless foster parents feed it? Even though it is the way of nature, how I used to wish for justice.
Imagine the RSPB as a large, unsightly, bullying cuckoo. Well – now the fight back begins.

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Posted in Predator

Public Perception

After a not-so-relaxing night’s telly, editor Pete Carr despairs at the portrayal of shooting sports on the idiot box. Game shooting, stalking and hunting are pretty much stereotyped in the eyes of the majority of our urban public. Most urbanites

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Posted in Viewpoint

Persecution On The Map

The Scottish Government has unveiled new maps showing the latest raptor persecution figures, from the Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture division. The maps show that last year, 28 birds of prey were apparently victims of raptor persecution, despite numerous

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Keeper Persecution

The RSPB is missing the target in its war on gamekeepers, says Adrian Blackmore. The RSPB is well known for making unsubstantiated accusations, seemingly unconcerned that its claims cannot always be backed up with firm evidence. Much is made of

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