As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Holyrood gets claws out for wildlife crimes

GREATER powers are to be proposed for an animal welfare charity under Scottish government plans to tackle wildlife crime more effectively.

Following a spate of crimes including bird of prey poisonings and badger killings, ministers will this week publish proposals to give more investigative powers to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA).

It follows Friday’s publication of a birds of prey poisoning map, as it emerged that the number of reported and confirmed illegal bird of prey poisoning incidents in Scotland rose to six in 2013 from three in 2012.

No comments:

Post a Comment