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Old 26-04-14, 08:35 PM
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Default Someone Must Know Who Poisons Birds

I, unfortunately,live in an area which does not have a good record regarding raptor preservation.

What can I do as an individual? I have written to local parliamentary representatives and have received bland replies.

Ideas for action would be appreciated.
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Old 27-04-14, 01:19 AM
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Good question Dora.

A few years ago someone local to where I was living at the time had some issues with raptors and everyone knew he was laying out baited carcasses (he more or less admitted as such), but he was never actually caught in the act.

Some enquiries were made as to what could be done, but it all drew a blank. Unless he was caught in the act and dead birds found no one was interested in pursuing the matter.

It would be interesting if anyone here can come up with an answer for you.
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Old 27-04-14, 01:53 PM
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Hi Dora, I recently came across this newly formed campaign group: BAWC

I have it bookmarked, it is certainly worth following in my opinion.

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Old 27-04-14, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Sparrow View Post
Hi Dora, I recently came across this newly formed campaign group: BAWC

I have it bookmarked, it is certainly worth following in my opinion.
Thanks for the link, Judith. I agree it will be worth following.
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Old 27-04-14, 08:45 PM
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I had a pest controller in last week to remove last years wasp nest from my loft. He said they are about to make rat poison illegal, something he said he agreed with as not only will he get more business as trapping will be the only allowed method but he is a wildlife lover (it is compatible). He said every Red Kite ever tested contained significant levels of the commonly sold poison due to householders sprinkling it around and the dead animals being eaten by them.

Incidentally, we get a wasp nest in the loft most years but we just live with them (they don't bother either of us) and remove the empty nest in the spring.
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Old 19-12-16, 10:20 PM
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Default What we do in Castilla la Mancha


here in Spain, in the region where I live, the environmental agents have a K-9 unit specially trained to find the poisoned baits, ant the owner of the land is also held responsible in cases of poisoning, even if he (or she) didnīt have anthing to do with it.

So the owners of the land must watch their land better, to prevent anybody from doing this sort of evil.
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Old 20-12-16, 10:10 AM
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Have you not been following the group for raptor protection, they have uncovered some very disturbing facts, including people in high placers, this is the latest from the cairngorms where they have been massacring mountain hares https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wo...s-association/
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