Grouse Shooting And Hunting Exempt From Johnson’s ‘Rule Of Six’ Covid Curbs

14th September 2020 Boris Johnson is facing a fresh row over his new coronavirus “rule of six” curbs after it emerged that the government has exempted grouse shooting and other “hunting” with guns from the restrictions. Pro-hunting and shooting groups can continue to hold gatherings of between six and 30 people because they are covered …

Third red kite vanishes in grouse shooting area

6th August 2020 ANOTHER protected bird of prey has vanished in suspicious circumstances prompting further concerns they are being killed illegally. Two red kites and one hen harrier, one of England’s rarest breeding birds, have vanished suddenly and unexpectedly in the same area of the North Pennines AONB since last October. The birds, all of …

RSPB Raptor Persecution Map

The RSPB’s Raptor Persecution Map Hub: it is the most complete centralised set of known confirmed raptor persecution incidents in the UK. Desktop version - click here Mobile/tablet version - click here

23 buzzards illegally poisoned with carbofuran in single incident

From Raptor Persecution UK The Irish Raptor Study Group and BirdWatch Ireland have reported the illegal poisoning of 23 buzzards in a single incident in Co Cork. The following statement has been published by BirdWatch Ireland: Mass poisoning of buzzards in County Cork We have recently learned of the illegal poisoning of 23 Buzzards in …