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bump - chuck him a tenner he's a one man war against all the folk ruining Scotland's wild places.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/legal-costs-of-defending-a-defamation-action
 


I gave him £30. It costs a fucking fortune to defend a legal action. Fucking joke. Anyway, hope he wins.

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1 hour ago, MixuFixit said:

bump - chuck him a tenner he's a one man war against all the folk ruining Scotland's wild places.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/legal-costs-of-defending-a-defamation-action

 

Just found this thread and pretty impressive stuff. Not sure about the bears though but the rest get my vote.

£20 heading that mans way. 

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5 hours ago, MixuFixit said:

More blatant criminality.

 

 

That's in addition to the tagged hen harrier found dead in an illegal trap in Perth a few days ago. The Scottish government is getting conservation of native wildlife so badly wrong. These bloody grouse moors need to be heavily licenced as they seem to fully rely on criminal activity to function. There also needs to be a stronger deterrent for wildlife crime. It's far to easy to get away with shit like this.

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For me, this is just heartbreaking to see. This beautiful bird suffering in the name of grouse shooting.

The Scottish Government needs to grow a set and take serious action. This problem is not going away. The grouse shooting industry should be shut down and undergo a massive shake up. How many more rare raptors are going to die until something is done about this?

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Chris Packham has released a brilliant video a couple of hours ago, calling out various pro shooting associations and the Scottish Government. Good on him.

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This is being widely shared tonight.

A first year golden eagle has been photographed in Deeside with what appears to be a trap clamped around its leg. Yet another example of barbaric act towards raptors in Scotland from people with a certain agenda. Expecting the Scottish Government to come out with another pitiful statement saying how they condemn these acts and not take any further action. How long will this illegal persecution go on for?

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Speaking to acquaintances with connections to keepers , crime against raptors is still absolutely and unashamedly rife. One story revolved around a keeper persecuting Red Kites, which won’t even make a difference to game birds.

Scottish Government’s nature conservation leaves a lot to be desired, but how can they stop this and other similar crimes is the question when attitudes are so entrenched?

It struck me yesterday on my travels up the A9 and beyond how much of a charred desert the grouse orientated Drumochter hills are, whereas in contrast native tree planting further north (Aultguish to Ullapool) is starting to become established and will seriously improve the landscape and environment. 

 

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Speaking to acquaintances with connections to keepers , crime against raptors is still absolutely and unashamedly rife. One story revolved around a keeper persecuting Red Kites, which won’t even make a difference to game birds.
Scottish Government’s nature conservation leaves a lot to be desired, but how can they stop this and other similar crimes is the question when attitudes are so entrenched?



Ultimately it takes regular, unannounced extensive searches.

Farmings has in the past taken a ‘they ain’t going to stop me ‘ attitude, and whilst it still exists having the thought that SEPA etc might just turn up at least makes them give it’s a 2nd thought. Gaming needs the same attitude.

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Grouse moors make a small number of people wealthy. We would be better outlawing it as a bloodsport and breaking up the estates to allow small scale forestry by private individuals like they do in Sweden.

There's only one way that happens in any of our lifetimes.

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8 hours ago, jamamafegan said:

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This is being widely shared tonight.

A first year golden eagle has been photographed in Deeside with what appears to be a trap clamped around its leg. Yet another example of barbaric act towards raptors in Scotland from people with a certain agenda. Expecting the Scottish Government to come out with another pitiful statement saying how they condemn these acts and not take any further action. How long will this illegal persecution go on for?

Unsurprisingly the shooting community have well and truly circled the wagons on this one, instead of trying to accept some responsibility. This hilariously paranoid rant was on a local facebook page last night. The boy's absolutely obsessed with the RSPB and Chris Packham as well. 

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8 hours ago, Snobot said:

Speaking to acquaintances with connections to keepers , crime against raptors is still absolutely and unashamedly rife. One story revolved around a keeper persecuting Red Kites, which won’t even make a difference to game birds.

Scottish Government’s nature conservation leaves a lot to be desired, but how can they stop this and other similar crimes is the question when attitudes are so entrenched?

It struck me yesterday on my travels up the A9 and beyond how much of a charred desert the grouse orientated Drumochter hills are, whereas in contrast native tree planting further north (Aultguish to Ullapool) is starting to become established and will seriously improve the landscape and environment. 

 

You don't even have to go as far north as Aultguish to see what can be achieved by responsible estate management. Glen Feshie is being returned to its natural state and it's a stunning place. 

 

 

 

Edited by Day of the Lords

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13 hours ago, Day of the Lords said:

Unsurprisingly the shooting community have well and truly circled the wagons on this one, instead of trying to accept some responsibility. This hilariously paranoid rant was on a local facebook page last night. The boy's absolutely obsessed with the RSPB and Chris Packham as well. 

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You don't even have to go as far north as Aultguish to see what can be achieved by responsible estate management. Glen Feshie is being returned to its natural state and it's a stunning place. 

 

 

 

That's funny, the first I saw of it was yesterday on Facebook and the first comment was from an utter moon-howler who reckoned Chris Packham had personally set it all up. A lot of them have gone well beyond the line where they start to believe their own drivel.

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That's funny, the first I saw of it was yesterday on Facebook and the first comment was from an utter moon-howler who reckoned Chris Packham had personally set it all up. A lot of them have gone well beyond the line where they start to believe their own drivel.
"Corvids" are the latest target of their ire. I assume they f**k with grouse in some way or another.

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15 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:
18 minutes ago, Rizzo said:
That's funny, the first I saw of it was yesterday on Facebook and the first comment was from an utter moon-howler who reckoned Chris Packham had personally set it all up. A lot of them have gone well beyond the line where they start to believe their own drivel.

"Corvids" are the latest target of their ire. I assume they f**k with grouse in some way or another.

God knows what specific threat they pose to grouse. Feels like they're one of the many species that are perceived to be a threat in some way but there's probably limited evidence.

To hear some farmers talk about them it's a wonder anyone ever gets to eat Scottish lamb what with all the corvids lining up at the birth of every lamb ever. 

They peck the eyes out and pull the intestines out through the arsehole apparently, and they ALWAYS go for the eyes first.

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Tbh crows do take a toll on livestock, but shooting them to local extinction on hill farms is not a solution.

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Anyone interested in planting native trees from seed but not quite sure how to do so? I've just been made aware of this nifty wee handbook and printed a copy for myself. Includes some useful info, such as what month to collect seeds from the different species and how to prepare the seeds for sowing. There's plenty of species in the list that will be setting seeds from now until November, so it's a good time to get collecting next time you're out for a walk!

https://treegrowing.tcv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/handbook.pdf

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Seems the litigious bullies who have been harassing Andy Wightman have run out of dough:

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