In opposition to a background of zero prosecutions for hen of prey persecution, two authorized modifications are afoot to cease folks focusing on peregrines, buzzards and hen harriers
We could despair of residing in an period the place the highly effective are getting away with it greater than ever earlier than, however hope glimmers in surprising locations.
A dismal landmark was revealed final week. In 2016, there have been 81 confirmed incidents of British hen of prey persecution however, for the primary time in a long time, there have been no prosecutions for these wildlife crimes.
The RSPB compiled courtroom knowledge of the occupations of the 176 people convicted since 1990: 68% have been gamekeepers