Monthly Archives: July 2017

A nasty individual (not the beaver)

I saw the other day a BBC news article from away back in October 2016 which read, ‘A landowner has put a £1,000 bounty on the heads of beavers he claims are felling trees on his estate’. Briefly the landowner … Continue reading

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An obsessive hare courser

Now that we are in the second half of July and the harvesting of grain has started, the dreaded scourge of hare coursing will become more common. Already I have seen a report from England of a farmer being beaten … Continue reading

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‘Pest’ control practices filmed in the Peak District National Park – analysis

Alerted by an article in The Mirror newspaper and other sources I watched a short film put together by a group known as the Hunt Investigation Team. This team had been filming covertly on Moscar Estate, a grouse moor in … Continue reading

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SNH Events – A Walk on a sporting estate in Glen Isla – comment

I note from my copy of Scottish Wildlife Trust Events and Activities July – November 2017 the following event: Sun 30 July, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Glen Isla Sporting Estate Visit A guided visit to a sporting estate in Glen Isla … Continue reading

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The latest raptor persecution incident and comment on ‘pest’ control

Reported by many sources was the trapping of a buzzard on the south slopes of Beinn Bhreac, which is in the Monadhliaths in Inverness-shire.  The RSPB report stated this is a grouse moor, which comes as no surprise, though the … Continue reading

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