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Birds Of Prey And the RSPB

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7527359.stm

I was horrified to see a spokesman from the RSPB on BBC Breakfast this morning make

Kestrel over Nore Barn Wood 8th June 2008

Kestrel over Nore Barn Wood 8th June 2008

outrageous and disgraceful accusations against the “shooting community”.  He laid the responsibility for all attacks on birds of prey entirely on those who shoot.

Of course, the shooting community has done more to protect and conserve the UK environment and wildlife than any other group over hundreds of years.  The RSPB, which has become an undignified, over-commercialised hotbed of “loonies” becomes more power hungry and sensationalist every day trying to over extend itself into a general environmental organization.  It pontificates about everything from packaging to helping grannies cross the road and, occasionally, birds.  Its primary interest is commercial and it promotes this by such nonsensical, attention grabbing nonsense.

It is appalling that the BBC should allow such blatant lies to be broadcast and without offering those accused the opportunity to respond.

It is also time that someone, and I am setting myself up here, took a long and careful look at the RSPB.  Its chief oddity, Bill Oddie, was recently involved in a verbal punch up over the rights and wrongs of eating game.  No doubt he is more the battery chicken and Tesco sponsored enthusiast.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

July 27, 2008 at 1:21 pm

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