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Sir Ian Botham takes RSPB to task

Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham has hit out at the RSPB, alleging that the organisation accused him of illegally killing birds of prey. This comes soon after another former England team captain, ex-footballer Gerry Francis, joined the debate about the RSPB’s protection of raptors while ignoring the plight of pigeon fanciers. Click on the links below […]

Gerry Francis joins the Raptor Debate

The Times today reports on former international footballer and keen pigeon fancier Gerry Francis’ views on the raptor debate. Click on the image to see the full article.      

Looking for evidence of raptor attacks – in cathedrals

Bodmin breeder Steve Wright is seeking evidence of raptor attacks on racing pigeons by contacting cathedrals across Britain and asking for details of rings found in peregrine falcons’ nesting boxes. The Western Morning News and Cornish Guardian both report on his task. Click on the appropriate newspaper links to read the articles.    

Online petition to protect racing pigeons

The Raptor Alliance’s petition to change the law to protect racing pigeons from predatory raptors is now live on-line. We need YOU to help support the campaign to bring the Law Commission’s revision of the 1981 Wildlife act (and others) to fruition, and so allow individual pigeon fanciers to be able to make licence applications […]