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RSPB denounces Scottish landowners call for raptor cull

09/05/2011 23:01:58
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SRBPA hopes to be able to cull buzzards and other raptors.

The Scottish Rural Property and Business Association plans to cull raptors

May 2011. Scottish landowners have asked the new Scottish Government to allow the culling of some protected birds of prey to protect their grouse shoots.

The Scottish Rural Property and Business Association (SRPBA) says it wants the SNP government to give them permission to kill more common species of protected birds such as buzzards and ravens.

A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: "We reject this call by the SRPBA absolutely. Most of the bird of prey populations in our countryside are still recovering from historic persecution, and are consequently extremely vulnerable. Any licences to kill them would jeopardise that ongoing recovery. Furthermore, it would be an admission of defeat in the face of persistent serious organised criminal activity. It is essential that the law is upheld and those who continue to flout it are prosecuted."

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Posted by: kdrcyber | 14 Nov 2015 03:40:46


thankfully not having an"ology" i wasnt aware that buzzards killed grouse??? what is wrong with these killers with guns?
obviously frustrated with aspects of thier lives. imsure there is still on somewhere in theworld, where they may be shot back???

Posted by: dee donworth | 13 Oct 2011 18:05:33

Another sell out!

Aye, so once again, on the basis that money talks, the SNP will betray us once again & sell out, just like they did when they sold out our SSSI to Trump, in Aberdeen! :-(

Posted by: Dick Glasgow | 19 Jun 2011 11:49:44

B,of prey

this is the sort of thing that happens to multimillion pound shooting,reserves.pheasants,grouse etc etc.

the scottish govt are probably going to agrree on the basis of keeping a few game keepers in a job,its harsh but i think thats most likely to be the out come.

Posted by: david | 13 May 2011 22:08:33

No way SRPBA

I sincerely hope that the new Scottish government rejects this terrible idea. We are loosing far too many birds as it is without giving permission to allow them to be shot.

Posted by: colin guest | 13 May 2011 16:43:35

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