4 million blog views

We reached another milestone this weekend, with the blog passing 4 million views.

The last 2 million views have come in the last 22 months.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to this blog, comments on it, and most importantly, shares this work.

Thanks also to our funders at Lush whose financial (and moral) support has been especially important.

Last year when we reached 3 million views we posted a photograph to remind ourselves why we do this. Here it is again. It’s an image of a young golden eagle in the Cairngorms National Park, photographed (by the RSPB) in 2006. It had been illegally poisoned. It epitomises everything in its pitiful, poignant, senselessness.

These days we’re less likely to see photographs like this, not because the illegal persecution of golden eagles and other raptors has stopped, but because the methods have changed. There are very few poisonings now because the raptor killers are much more savvy but shooting and trapping has increased because it’s easier to hide the evidence.

Although, in the words of blog reader Dr Hugh Webster, “They can hide the satellite tags, they can hide the bodies, but they can’t hide the pattern“.

Thanks again for your support, let’s keep going.

16 thoughts on “4 million blog views”

  1. Well done RPUK. The lights have gone out over our uplands but your light shines brightly; giving us all hope for our beautiful, amazing raptors.

  2. Very well done. That number says all that needs to be said about your efforts!
    Lush – where would we be without you?

  3. Very well done…your efforts in raising awareness of these terrible truths is fantastic and hugely important !

  4. it’s heart warming to see these figures and to know that there are so many of us out there who are fighting , and , I believe, winning the battle against the killers of our wildlife. grouse shooting needs to be banned and rewilding where it was with trees and peace for the wildlife. the landowners will stop getting their huge grants surely when we leave the EU. I would like to see them introduce other benign ways of money making. thanks to this blog and the knowledge I have got from joining it. now moving to near Exmoor where there is also horror going on with stag hunting.

  5. Well done RPUK. Without you leading the information war being waged against truth by those who regularly persecute Raptors, much of our population would still be in the dark in regards to this abuse. Our birds, our ecology and the subsequent biodiversity all benefit from your efforts. Thank you so much.

  6. Another great milestone for this site – on a personal note [and I still take every eagle killing personally, as we all should], Im not sure if it was myself or xxxxx xxxxxx who took that 2006 photo but Im very, very pleased that its still being used, for all the right reasons. Lets make sure these birds deaths are not forgotten.

    [Ed: Thanks, Dave. Have removed the other name as not sure he’s ‘out’! Cheers]

  7. Thank you for all you do, RPUK and congrats on this fantastic milestone.

    To quote Chris Packham – ‘we will win because winning is not giving up…and there’s no danger of that happening!’

    Here’s to that!

  8. Congrats on the new milestone guys I dream one day the piercing call of the Goshawk might be heard in my local woodland and Harrier’s will float above the local mooriands. If it ever happens it will no doubt be in part due to the massive amount of work you guys have put in

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