Monthly Archives: September 2016

Hen harriers: good news and bad news

So another satellite-tagged hen harrier has disappeared. This is extremely bad news, though hardly unexpected. I’ll come back to this later, but it is heartening to report some good news in the form of Heads up for Harriers. This is … Continue reading

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Sheep worrying

I see regular reports, UK-wide, of dogs attacking and killing or injuring sheep. There have been some horrific attacks, with upwards of 30 sheep affected.  I note from North Wales Police that the most common dog involved is the husky … Continue reading

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Alleged theft of a fox snare – comment

In the Sunday Post yesterday there was a report of a 63 year-old woman being charged by police after releasing a fox from a snare. The circumstances reported were that earlier in the year she was walking in the Pentland … Continue reading

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More flytipping

Yet again there has been fly-tipping on the roadside near where I stay. Because this is a quiet road in a rural area it is a magnet for criminals dumping their rubbish.  This time there has been a small lorry-load … Continue reading

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The use of tunnel traps

There has recently been some discussion on Twitter in relation to tunnel traps. This blog may assist in understanding the law governing the use of these traps. Tunnel traps, which include bridge traps (often referred to as rail traps), are … Continue reading

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