Three Month Suspended Jail Sentence for the Possession of two dead Buzzards

Date Released: Thursday, October 21, 2021 A County Laois man has been given a three month suspended prison sentence for the possession of two dead Buzzards, which were found strung up on his land. On Friday the 15th of October, at Portlaoise District Court, Mr. Desmond Crawford, Roskelton, Mountrath, Co. Laois pleaded guilty to the …

A GLORIOUS 12TH FOR HUNT SABOTEURS

13th August 2021 Over 100 hunt sabs have disrupted multiple grouse shoots in the Yorkshire Dales on the  prestigious opening day of the grouse shooting season. Despite repeated claims in the media that shoots were either delaying or cancelling their seasons due to low grouse counts we knew that many of them still wouldn’t be able to …

Egg thief sentenced for stealing from endangered wild birds in the Peak District and Holmfirth

23rd April 2021 Terence Potter from Huddersfield has been sentenced in court after taking 200 eggs from endangered wild birds. Mr Potter, 63, was given a 12-week sentence, suspended for 12 months, today, (23 April) at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, for offences relating to the taking and possession of wild birds’ eggs. He was charged with …

Gamekeeper filmed killing two Buzzards but gets away with it

Original post from Raptor Persecution UK - Gamekeeper filmed shooting 2 buzzards on grouse moor in Yorkshire Dales national park 9th March 2021 The RSPB Investigations Team has published a blog this morning, detailing their undercover work filming a gamekeeper on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, who used a tethered eagle …

Terrence Potter previous conviction

‘Obsessed’ lorry driver hoarded 500 illegal birds’ eggs 11th January 2013 Terrence Potter became “obsessed” by the colourful eggs and spent around two years gathering more for his collection. More than 500 were held illegally and included the eggs of protected species, among them owls, spoonbills, sparrowhawks and kestrels. Last year he illegally gathered the …

Caerphilly man found guilty of hunting and killing badger

13th December 2020 A MAN is facing a prison sentence after he was convicted after a trial of hunting and killing a badger. Dewi James Price, 39, of Commercial Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, was also found guilty of offences against red kites. He had denied the charges during a trial at Newport Magistrates’ Court. Price …

Grouse shooting licence move sparks ‘dismay’

26th November 2020 Licensing is to be introduced for Scottish shooting estates in a bid to make them more accountable for practices such as raptor persecution. It comes despite strong opposition from land managers who claim it will make their businesses unprofitable. The Scottish government said it would bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary …

Man charged for Peak District theft of Peregrine Falcon eggs

17th November 2020 A man has been charged with theft in connection with an incident in the spring where Peregrine Falcon eggs were allegedly stolen in the Peak District. John Fenton, of Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge, was charged with the offence following an investigation by the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team and work by the RSPB. It …