Scotland to ban mass culling of mountain hares

Scottish parliament votes to give mountain hares special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act Thu 18 Jun 2020 Gamekeepers and grouse moor managers will be banned from mass culling mountain hares after Scottish ministers bowed to intense pressure from conservationists. The Scottish parliament voted on Wednesday night to give mountain hares special protection under …

Birds of prey become victims of crime

From Channel 4 News 29 May 2020 Birds of prey become victims of crime They’re some of the most magnificent birds seen in British skies but birds of prey, like the hen harrier, are increasingly the victims of crime – shot and poisoned in some cases to the brink of extinction. But residents in one …

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

UK landowners told to stop burning moorland after Yorkshire blaze

26th March 2020 Firefighters call for halt after fire set in readiness for grouse shooting spread out of control. Landowners have been told to stop burning moorland for grouse shooting after firefighters condemned them for using up valuable emergency resources at a time when the the UK is fighting the coronavirus crisis. The Moorland Association, …

The 2019/2020 Hunting Season is finally over for us

Message from Manchester Hunt Sabs The 2019/2020 Hunting Season is finally over for us. https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterHuntSabs/videos/218579065954348/ Shout out to all of the Sab groups we've worked with this year, and to our amazing followers for the support you've shown us - We genuinely couldn't do it without you! 🦊 🦊 🦊 We'll be taking a couple of weeks …

Police raid shooting estate over probe in to cruelty

17th October 2019 SCOTLAND’s most prestigious shooting estate has been raided as part of a major animal cruelty investigation. The Scottish SPCA, backed by police, last week swooped on two properties on the £17.5 million Millden Estate in the Angus Glens, widely regarded as the “holy grail” of grouse moors. Investigators were looking into allegations …

Gruesome gamekeeper kept ‘kill list’ and dumped ‘1000 animals into stink pit’

A gamekeeper suspected of running up one of the biggest kill lists of endangered animals in Scottish history has escaped a jail sentence. Alan Wilson, 61, was convicted of illegally killing dozens of animals on Longformacus Estate near Duns in the Scottish Borders . But investigators believe animals including goshawks, badgers, buzzards and an otter represented only the tip …