Wildlife crime: Britain’s killing fields

They call us a nation of animal lovers, yet attacks on creatures in their natural habitats have more than doubled in a year Crimes against wildlife, including badger baiting with dogs, hare coursing, poisoning of protected birds and even trapping them to sell as caged pets have soared to unprecedented heights. New figures from 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 …