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The illegal poisoning of birds of prey has no place in wildlife management

The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the continuing trend in the reduction in the number of confirmed incidents of poisoning against Birds of Prey

 

The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the continuing trend in the reduction in the number of confirmed incidents of poisoning against Birds of Prey, a trend that represents a 70 per cent reduction, on top of a record 42 per cent decline the previous year, is testimony to the hard work being done on this issue within PAW and on the ground; a trend that for all but two species started well before the introduction of the offence of vicarious liability.  

 “The illegal poisoning of birds of prey has no place in wildlife management and The Scottish Countryside Alliance and other partners will continue to do everything possible in the hope that this practice can be eradicated completely.”

  

 

 

 

Vicarious Liability was introduced following a full debate on wildlife crime in the Scottish Parliament during the passage of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill in 2011. Vicarious liability came into force on January 1, 2012. It does not have retrospective effect, and so applies only to offences committed after that date.

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