‘Killing for fun’: Inside the sick world of badger baiting as bloodsport surges across Greater Manchester beauty spots

‘Killing for fun’: Inside the sick world of badger baiting as bloodsport surges across Greater Manchester beauty spots

Badger baiting. A cruel sport where badgers are terrorised, hunted and killed. Increasing cases of badger baiting are causing untold damage to our wildlife, with hundreds of badgers being killed every year. A year ago, on April 28 2021, a volunteer was brutally attacked with spades by a gang of five thugs who were digging […]

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European raptors including eagles, goshawks and vultures significantly reduced in number due to lead ammunition poisoning

European raptors including eagles, goshawks and vultures significantly reduced in number due to lead ammunition poisoning

According to the first study to evaluate these implications across Europe, poisoning caused by preying on or scavenging animals shot by hunters using lead ammunition has left many raptors—or birds of prey—far smaller than they should be. When birds such as eagles and Red Kites scavenge carcasses or consume injured animals with toxic lead pieces […]

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Waterbirds in eastern Australia declining despite breeding boost from wet years, survey finds

Waterbirds in eastern Australia declining despite breeding boost from wet years, survey finds

Consecutive wet years have boosted breeding colonies of waterbirds in eastern Australia but not enough yet to increase total bird numbers, according to the latest edition of one of the world’s largest and longest nature surveys. Researchers on the annual survey, now in its 39th year, flew 38,360km – or almost enough to circumnavigate the […]

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