Monthly Archives: August 2018

Book review: The Biology and Management of Animal Welfare by Frauke Ohl and Rory Putman

This relatively short book (130 pages) has tested my thoughts for a review. It primarily covers animal welfare including public perceptions, ethics and animal experimentation. With the technical veterinary and scientific terms, abbreviations, acronyms and reference to earlier scientific papers … Continue reading

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By-catch of tunnel traps – comment

An article today on the blog Raptor Persecution UK shows several very clear photographs of a dead ring ouzel caught in a rail or bridge trap (see https://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/ring-ouzel-is-latest-victim-of-vermin-trap-on-grouse-moor/#comments ) This is the type of trap set in huge numbers in … Continue reading

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Hen harrier nesting success in England. Cheer, but maybe not too loudly.

Reading the various articles and listening to the accounts of breeding success of hen harrier in the north of England this year the lay-person would be of the view that there is a considerable improvement in the fortunes of these … Continue reading

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