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, 22 April 2019

Predators fall prey to poison attacks by pigeon fanciers

Shingi Mararike
March 31 2019, 12:01am, The Sunday Times
Birds of prey are being illegally trapped and poisoned by pigeon fanciers to protect their prized racing birds, according to Scotland’s leading animal welfare charity. The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) has raised concerns about the activities of some pigeon breeders, who allegedly go to extreme lengths to keep their birds safe from predators such as sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons.

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