Peregrine falcons found dead

More than 50 peregrine falcons have been poisoned, trapped, shot or had their chicks stolen this year, according to reports, in one of the worst years on record for persecution of the protected bird. More than 50 peregrine falcons have been found poisoned, trapped or shot this year - RSPB The Royal Society for the …

Ask your MP to help ban production of birds for shooting

David Taylor MP has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM 1684) calling for a ban on the production of birds for ‘sport’ shooting. It is vital that you contact your MP and ask him or her to sign this EDM before Parliament breaks up for its summer recess (21 July - 12 October). Every year, …

Thousands of eggs are seized in raid as police swoop on collector

Police and bird conservation experts seized more than 5000 eggs in a raid on a home in a Scots village, it was revealed yesterday. Officers from Lothian and Borders Police and Tayside Police, along with representatives from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), took the haul from a house in Torphichen, near …

Hunt supporter fined

Hunt supporter Benjamin James Elliot was ordered to pay £1,065 in fines and costs yesterday after magistrates watched 30 minutes of film footage showing him using his Land Rover to stop a hunt monitor's car travelling freely on a Dorset road. The prosecution told magistrates at Blandford that Elliot's manner of driving was "designed to …