Monthly Archives: February 2018

Fox snares, nesting birds and legislation

A recent story in the Somerset County Gazette took my interest as a further demonstration of how far behind wildlife legislation is in England and Wales. Police had been called to the rotting body of a fox in a snare … Continue reading

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Tunnel traps: professional and unprofessional

On Twitter the other day there was a photograph of a hedgehog caught in a tunnel trap. The photo was taken by Hunt Watch UK and I commented: ‘Completely illegal. Tunnel traps with entrances as wide as this should be … Continue reading

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Bookshops stocking Killing by Proxy: wildlife crime in the UK today

I have had a great response from independent booksellers, as well as from some of the chain stores, to stock my book, Killing by Proxy. I have thoroughly enjoyed the chat with some of the shop owners and staff and … Continue reading

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Botham’s baloney

So ex-cricketer Ian Botham wants to protect hen harriers and said in an interview with the Sunday Herald that: “If (the RSPB) really wants to help these birds, I recommend that it experiments with putting gamekeepers in charge of its … Continue reading

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