Monthly Archives: March 2015

Are mountain hares REALLY thriving?

There have been two interesting articles in The Courier on consecutive days. On Monday 23 March an article appeared headed ‘Mountain hares thriving’. This may be the case in some areas of Scotland, but on some estates extensively managed for … Continue reading

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Crime against nesting birds

I was thinking back today to the numerous reports I’ve dealt with of occupied and partially-constructed sand martin nest holes being destroyed. This is normally occurs when they decide to nest on sand faces that are being worked. When work … Continue reading

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Compare penalties for game poaching and badger baiting

The Operation Meles newsletter issued today reported that in 1836: the magistrates of Walshall, laudably desirous of suppressing as far as they can the brutal and demoralising practices of bull baiting and cock fighting have given notice of their determination … Continue reading

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Badger crime and forensics

In recent weeks there have been some good convictions in England and Wales for badger-related crime. I am so glad to see these convictions as I consider badger-digging/baiting to be one of the most horrific crimes committed against our wildlife. … Continue reading

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