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Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)


Postby Caberfeidh » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:06 pm

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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby gammy leg walker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:43 pm

Saw this earlier, fingers crossed they can locate the bird and remove what's tangled in its talons.
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby scoob999 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Looks like a pole trap! I hope the feckers who set the trap get jailed!
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:33 pm

scoob999 wrote:.... I hope the feckers who set the trap get jailed!


Seconded!
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby WalkWithWallace » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:35 am

Saddened and angry to see this! The poor bird will probably starve to death.

I'd urge everyone to sign the new ban grouse shooting petition that's going around.
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby Tringa » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:15 am

Hope the bird is found and helped but I can't see it ending well.

I agree those responsible should be jailed but even if they are found(which is unlikely), tried and found guilty the chances of a custodial sentence are slim.

There was a case a few weeks ago of someone who worked for a hunt and gave live fox cubs to hounds getting a suspended sentence. A reason given by the judge was that a custodial sentence would lead to him losing his home.

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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:19 am

This sickens me. Really does. Just makes my blood boil. I'd happily support the mandatory jailing of the people who commit wildlife crime such as this.

The Scottish Government is due to receive a report very soon from The Grouse Moor Management Group it set up. Their interim findings say they've found "compelling and shocking" evidence of instances of raptor persecution. Strangely these beautiful animals almost always disappear over Grouse moors.

Strange that, eh?
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby rodderss » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 am

Lightfoot2017 wrote:This sickens me. Really does. Just makes my blood boil. I'd happily support the mandatory jailing of the people who commit wildlife crime such as this.

The Scottish Government is due to receive a report very soon from The Grouse Moor Management Group it set up. Their interim findings say they've found "compelling and shocking" evidence of instances of raptor persecution. Strangely these beautiful animals almost always disappear over Grouse moors.

Strange that, eh?



Look forward to reading that report.

It's high time these rogue estates were hit where it hurts them the most.there greedy pockets.
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby EBowman » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 pm

WalkWithWallace wrote:Saddened and angry to see this! The poor bird will probably starve to death.

I'd urge everyone to sign the new ban grouse shooting petition that's going around.


Tragic and infuriating. What kind of miserable excuse of a human being does this kind of thing?

Can you provide a link to the petition? I hate to restrict people's hobby, but I just don't see the sense in grouse shooting and it causes a lot of environmental damage.
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby WalkWithWallace » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:49 am

EBowman wrote:
WalkWithWallace wrote:Saddened and angry to see this! The poor bird will probably starve to death.

I'd urge everyone to sign the new ban grouse shooting petition that's going around.




Can you provide a link to the petition?


Sure: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266770
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Re: Eagle in trouble, Crathie area (Eastern Cairngorms)

Postby ChrisButch » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:01 am

No need to ban all grouse shooting. It's driven shooting which causes the problems. Most of them would disappear with walk-up shooting, which is already happening on some of the more enlightened estates:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/11/highland-estates-swap-driven-for-walked-up-grouse-shooting
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