Number of Bird Poisoning Incidents in Scotland

According to wildlife protection officers in Scotland, there were 3 incidents of poisoning of wildlife birds in 2012. The number of incidents was down from the 10 cases of poisoning involving 16 birds in 2011.

Wildlife and environmental officials state that many birds of prey have been killed by illegal hunters.

(Prices of endangered species on the black market.)

Source:  “Crackdown on ‘barbaric’ killing of birds of prey,” Herald Scotland, July 2, 2013.