“Colchester Zoo has spent thousands of pounds on security to protect the horns of its rhinos from poachers. A big-money alarm system has been installed to deter poachers who might be planning to sneak in at night and saw off the animals’ horns. Rhino horn has long been a sought-after commodity, but prices are currently […]
On 12th January 2012, Cyril McLachlan was fined £635 at Lanark Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing the banned pesticide Carbofuran. Following the recovery of a poisoned buzzard and bait, members of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit, Strathclyde Police and Scottish Government Rural Payments & Inspections Directorate searched buildings and land around […]
On 5th January 2012, David Alexander Whitefield was sentenced to 100 hours of community service at Lanark Sheriff Court after being convicted of the unlawful poisoning of 4 buzzards with chloralose baits on a Lanarkshire Estate.
“BUSTED: A carved tusk and statue seized at the Auckland Mail Centre that have been tested and confirmed to be ivory from African elephants. Luxury items made of elephant ivory and turtle shell have been seized in Auckland as part of an international-sting on smugglers. Forensic tests will be carried out to confirm the pieces including three carved […]
“A gamekeeper on a Highland estate was found with enough poison to kill the country’s entire golden eagle and red kite population several times over. The raid on Skibo Estate in Sutherland was carried out last year just days after two golden eagles and a sparrow hawk were found poisoned. Two of the birds were […]
“A GAMEKEEPER has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of possessing a dead red kite since the species was reintroduced to the country 22 years ago. James Rolfe, who worked on the Moy estate in Invernessshire, was fined 1,500 at Inverness Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to the crime, committed in June […]
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