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Comment on death of raptors in the Highlands

The Scottish Countryside Alliance is shocked and concerned by reports of the death of 13 birds of prey in 10 days in an area of the Highlands.

Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance, Jamie Stewart said: “We fully support Police Scotland as they investigate this case and will wait for their results before jumping to conclusions as to what caused the death of these kites and buzzards.

“However we do not condone the actions of those who kill birds of prey and if it is proved that these birds were killed deliberately then we hope that those people responsible will feel the full weight of the law. 

“Wildlife crime diminishes Scotland's environment, its reputation and the reputation of the many individuals and organisations who work within the law to manage our native species.”

The Scottish Countryside Alliance is a member of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAW Scotland).

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