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Pigeon racing fears in Taunton

RPRA member Michael Templeman fears his birds will be killed by peregrine falcons lured to nest on St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton. Nesting boxes have been placed there to encourage a pair of falcons to return and breed. Michael has lost lots of birds to peregrines over the years. He said “If our birds […]

East Anglian Daily Times on Peregrine Falcons

The East Anglian Daily Times carried an article about the problems with birds of prey and racing pigeons. As a result of a press release from Voice Communications, who work on behalf of the Raptor Alliance, the article particularly covers a call to rehome a family of peregrine falcons living in Colchester’s Jumbo Tower. See […]

Surrey Advertiser on hawk attacks

The Surrey Advertiser of 6th November featured an article on Guildford Racing Pigeon Club Chairman, Peter Harwood, and his problems with hawk attacks. Read the full article here.      

General Manager on Farming Today

Hear the RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, representing the Raptor Alliance on a BBC Radio 4 Farming Today item debating with the RSPB the necessity for a change in the law to allow fanciers to make license applications to Natural England. Click on the image left to hear the item.    

Raptor debate in the news again

RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday morning to debate the loss of racing pigeons to raptors. A copy of the interview will be available via the BBC i-player shortly. Local BBC radio stations later picked up the story, and interviews have been recorded with BBC Radio Birmingham and BBC […]

Latest Raptor Alliance Press Pack

Press Pack 6 is now available to download below – in several parts due to its size. It’s a collection of all the activity during the Spring. Previous press packs can be viewed on the Pigeon Racing UK & Ireland Press Office pages. Download: Raptor Alliance Press Pack 6 Part A Download: Raptor Alliance Press Pack 6 […]

Raptor Alliance open letter to MPs

The Raptor Alliance is sending an open letter to all Members of Parliament asking for support in the draft bill to offer racing pigeons a degree of protection from peregrine falcons etc. Click on the link below to see a copy of the letter. Open Letter to MPs