Red kite and raven found poisoned in Dumfries & Galloway

According to the BBC website, police are investigating the poisoning of a red kite and a raven in the Lowther Hills, SW Scotland.

The article does not provide any information about when these dead birds were discovered, nor the details of the poison used to kill them. Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary are appealing for information but the incident does not appear to be highlighted on their force website.

In the most recent regional breakdown of reported persecution incidents (see RSPB’s Birdcrime 2010 report), Dumfries & Galloway had the highest number of reported incidents in south and west Scotland.

BBC news article here

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