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Will Storr investigates hawk attacks

Journalist and novelist, Will Storr, visited Gloucestershire pigeon fanciers and spoke to them of their experiences of hawk attacks. Researching an article for the Observer Magazine, Will spent time with RPRA One Loft manager Jeremy Davies at his loft near Tewkesbury, as well as Bill Wardrop (father of RPRA General Manager, Stewart) in Stroud, and former […]

Caught in the Act

Barry Reid in Brighouse recently had a raptor attack on his pigeons which was captured on his home CCTV system. The footage and further details can be seen on the Huddersfield Daily Examiner website.            

Deadly predators threaten wheelchair user’s sport

Chris Williams, a disabled member of the RPRA in Weymouth, has spoken out about his concerns for the future of his favourite sport. Chris has raced pigeons with his father since he was 12 but says this has been ruined by a growing threat.  He and other local pigeon fanciers say sparrowhawks in Dorset cause […]