Man in court for harming birds of prey in ‘largest English raptor persecution case’

10th May 2022 A 21-year-old Wiltshire man is due in court for deliberately harming legally protected British birds of prey in what is being called ‘potentially the largest English raptor persecution case in terms of numbers of victims.’ Raptor persecution is the illegal shooting, trapping and poisoning of birds of prey like peregrine falcons, red …

Police probe traps baited with live pigeons on Norfolk estate

9th May 2022 A police investigation is under way into whether live pigeons were used as bait to kill birds of prey on a Norfolk estate. Officers went to the Hilborough House estate belonging to William van Cutsem, 42, a close friend of Prince William and godfather to Prince George, as part of a probe …

Gamekeeper convicted for animal cruelty in relation to badger baiting

From Raptor Persecution UK 6th May 2022 Millden Estate (Angus Glens) gamekeeper convicted for animal cruelty in relation to badger baiting The long-running criminal case against a gamekeeper from Millden Estate in the Angus Glens was partially completed yesterday. Rhys Davies, 28, pleaded guilty at Forfar Sheriff Court to a number of offences relating to …

Police officer, gamekeeper & son in court for peregrine theft case

18th February 2022 Three people appeared in court last week charged with a number of offences in relation to alleged peregrine theft in the Scottish Borders. Serving police officer WPC Suzanne Hall, 43, part-time gamekeeper Timothy Hall, 46, and their 21-year-old son, Lewis Hall, all from Lamberton Holdings in Berwick-upon-Tweed. They are accused of breaching …

Gamekeeper who beat two buzzards to death given suspended jail sentence

Good 5 minute video from Channel 4 News - The report starts with distressing footage of animal cruelty. https://www.channel4.com/news/gamekeeper-who-beat-two-buzzards-to-death-given-suspended-jail-sentence Hunting is a multi-million pound industry. People pay handsomely to hunt grouse, pheasants and other game. But keeping their numbers up risks creating an incentive to keep the numbers of their predators down. The problem? Many …

DAMNING VIDEO SHOWS DOZENS OF DEAD ‘GAME’ BIRDS BEING DUMPED BY WELSH SHOOT

Thursday, January 27, 2022 Damning video evidence has been obtained showing dozens of dead ‘game’ birds being dumped into a natural cavern on the Dyfi Falls shooting estate in mid-Wales. The footage was captured at the Welsh beauty spot in Powys by professional investigators from leading animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports, which …

Trial of gamekeeper accused of killing buzzards

A Nottinghamshire gamekeeper is set to appear in court this week after being accused of killing buzzards. After being arrested on suspicion of killing the birds of prey in the Kneeton area in January last year, his trial will begin tomorrow (Thursday, January 6).

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Law change allows wild birds to be killed to protect game birds in England Certain species such as carrion crows and jackdaws can be shot after government updates guidelines. 3rd January 2022 Some wild birds can now be killed in order to protect game birds bred for shooting in England, after the government updated guidelines …