This blog passed another milestone yesterday, reaching six million views.
It averages approx one million views per year and is currently attracting over 100,000 views per month.
We post this photograph every time we reach another million views because it’s what motivates us to keep going. This is a golden eagle that was found dead in the Cairngorms National Park in 2006 (photo by RSPB). It had been illegally poisoned. It epitomises everything in its pitiful, poignant, senselessness.
The photo could just as easily have been taken this morning, as the killing continues, although these days the eagle is more likely to have been shot as the criminals change tactics in an attempt to avoid detection.
Thank you to everyone who supports and contributes to this blog. It isn’t a pleasure to write it but it is enormously rewarding to see its increasing reach, and to be part of a wider group who are helping to build pressure on this issue.
We’re not going away anytime soon.