Archive for the 'birds' Category

‘Wildlife criminal’ goes to jail for smuggling falcon eggs – The Guardian

“A serial ‘wildlife criminal’ was sentenced today to 30 months in jail after he was caught trying to smuggle rare peregrine falcon eggs out of Britain.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man caught trapping wild birds gets suspended sentence – BBC News

“A man filmed trapping wild birds has received a suspended jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smuggler of endangered birds’ eggs avoids jail – The Guardian

“An obsessive smuggler of wild birds’ eggs has avoided jail, to the disappointment of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, whose staff helped to track down his hoard.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Skateboard pigeon killer guilty – BBC news

“A teenager has pleaded guilty to killing a pigeon by hitting it with a skateboard.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gordon Ramsay cleared over puffin eating – The Guardian

“Gordon Ramsay ruffled feathers when he caught and ate a puffin on his Channel 4 show, The F Word, but the TV chef has been cleared of any wrongdoing by media regulator Ofcom.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Swan death case dropped – BBC News

“A case against three men accused of killing 29 swans has been dropped after evidence was lost at a police station.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Is it legal to shoot pigeons? – BBC News Magazine

“Animal welfare activists have complained to Wimbledon organisers and the police over the culling of pigeons. Is it against the law for marksmen to take out the feral birds?”

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BBC News Magazine, 26th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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