At least eight rare, protected golden eagles have “gone missing” since 2011. All were nesting near grouse shooting estates and must have had their electronic tags removed.
This is no mystery. Illegal traps – which target eagles and other birds of prey – have been found on and near the same grouse shooting estates.
Shockingly, there are only three breeding pairs of another native bird of prey, hen harriers, left in England when there should be around 300. Hen harriers are also regarded as a threat by gamekeepers to their grouse shooting estates.
In 2014, the body which is supposed to protect wildlife, Natural England, allowed robins and starlings nests and eggs to be destroyed by developers and landowners for the first time, because they claimed the birds posed a “public health and safety” hazard.
Robins and starlings nests are obviously not a hazard to public health and safety.
The truth is…
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