There should be no cull of The European Eagle Owl in Britain

The European Eagle Owl is a European Species and has every right to be in this country, they were hunted to extinction by the Victorians and are now slowly returning, it is correct that some of these owls are escapees from irresponsible people who should not have had them in tthe first place but who can prove which are captive escapees and which are wild, no one.

The persecution of birds of prey in this country is a national disgrace and is out of control with very few prosecutions being made against the vile people who enjoy shooting and poisoning these birds, mainly because the landowners who make thousands of pounds a year from the shooting fraternity  feel that these birds are a threat to their pockets.

The punishment for the persecution of birds of prey should be much harsher, we cannot condemn the people of Malta and their disgraceful behaviour against birds when it is happening here under our noses.

Defra cannot condone a cull of one species, The Eagle Owl, which in fact lives mainly on Rabbit without giving every trigger happy bird of prey hater the impression it is okay to kill birds of prey, the arguments put forward against the Eagle Owl do not hold water as has been proven and the answer to things seems to be if you don't like it shoot it, this is totally unacceptable.

Why is this idea important?

The European Eagle Owl is a European Species and has every right to be in this country, they were hunted to extinction by the Victorians and are now slowly returning, it is correct that some of these owls are escapees from irresponsible people who should not have had them in tthe first place but who can prove which are captive escapees and which are wild, no one.

The persecution of birds of prey in this country is a national disgrace and is out of control with very few prosecutions being made against the vile people who enjoy shooting and poisoning these birds, mainly because the landowners who make thousands of pounds a year from the shooting fraternity  feel that these birds are a threat to their pockets.

The punishment for the persecution of birds of prey should be much harsher, we cannot condemn the people of Malta and their disgraceful behaviour against birds when it is happening here under our noses.

Defra cannot condone a cull of one species, The Eagle Owl, which in fact lives mainly on Rabbit without giving every trigger happy bird of prey hater the impression it is okay to kill birds of prey, the arguments put forward against the Eagle Owl do not hold water as has been proven and the answer to things seems to be if you don't like it shoot it, this is totally unacceptable.

destruction of a coutry’s heritage

birds of prey and the umbrella given to them by the Law. would it be possible to look at the Laws concerningthe unprecedented protection that has been afforded to raptors ie Peregrines,Goshawks and Sparrowhawks which has resulted in a skewed ecological system in the British Isles. Where have all the endigenous species gone including all oour native songbirds etc.  As an organisation pigeon fanciers give millions to charitable causes every yearas well as putting millions of pounds into the country's economy via feed stuffs,and pigeon requisites,lofts,transport,diesel etc the list is endless.  WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO LISTEN TO OUR CONCERNS? As things are going there will be no pigeon fanciers in a few years time due in large part to the destruction caused to our pigeons by the uncontrolled raptor situation (in Wales we are being descimated  by almost daily attacks.

the Law is skewed in favour of the raptor wer'e not asking for annihilation of the raptor species just some consideration for the rest of the birds that frequent the skies.

in the 2 world wars pigeons carried out heroic tasks and were awarded medals for their heroism ie Dickens medals    Why can't the same protection afforded to the raptor which in most cases are imports to this Conutry be given to all other species   Margaret Evans

Why is this idea important?

birds of prey and the umbrella given to them by the Law. would it be possible to look at the Laws concerningthe unprecedented protection that has been afforded to raptors ie Peregrines,Goshawks and Sparrowhawks which has resulted in a skewed ecological system in the British Isles. Where have all the endigenous species gone including all oour native songbirds etc.  As an organisation pigeon fanciers give millions to charitable causes every yearas well as putting millions of pounds into the country's economy via feed stuffs,and pigeon requisites,lofts,transport,diesel etc the list is endless.  WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO LISTEN TO OUR CONCERNS? As things are going there will be no pigeon fanciers in a few years time due in large part to the destruction caused to our pigeons by the uncontrolled raptor situation (in Wales we are being descimated  by almost daily attacks.

the Law is skewed in favour of the raptor wer'e not asking for annihilation of the raptor species just some consideration for the rest of the birds that frequent the skies.

in the 2 world wars pigeons carried out heroic tasks and were awarded medals for their heroism ie Dickens medals    Why can't the same protection afforded to the raptor which in most cases are imports to this Conutry be given to all other species   Margaret Evans

Killing a pheasant by car on road

If someone driving accidently kills a pheasant on the road, I understand that the person behind in the following car can claim it but not the driver who killed it.  If this is so, then this is nonsense.

Needs to be repealed.

Why is this idea important?

If someone driving accidently kills a pheasant on the road, I understand that the person behind in the following car can claim it but not the driver who killed it.  If this is so, then this is nonsense.

Needs to be repealed.

Seagull culling

The time has come for any legislation for the protection of Seagulls to be withdrawn.  These animals are vermin and can be categorised as similar to rats.  They prey on adults and children and have no hesitation in attacking them in order to steal food which, quite often, is being eaten. and It not not uncommon for injuries to be caused, sometimes serious. During the nesting season, they can be even more dangerous by unprovoked attacks on passers by.  They encourage rats by breaking open waste sacks and strewing rubbish around.  Other E.U. countires do not have this problem as there are no restrictions on culling. These creatures are increasing year by year and encroaching from their normal habiitat, the sea, onto the land where food is easier to obtain.  The removal of the law which prohibits culling is essential.

Why is this idea important?

The time has come for any legislation for the protection of Seagulls to be withdrawn.  These animals are vermin and can be categorised as similar to rats.  They prey on adults and children and have no hesitation in attacking them in order to steal food which, quite often, is being eaten. and It not not uncommon for injuries to be caused, sometimes serious. During the nesting season, they can be even more dangerous by unprovoked attacks on passers by.  They encourage rats by breaking open waste sacks and strewing rubbish around.  Other E.U. countires do not have this problem as there are no restrictions on culling. These creatures are increasing year by year and encroaching from their normal habiitat, the sea, onto the land where food is easier to obtain.  The removal of the law which prohibits culling is essential.