Peregrine Falcons And Natural England A Scandal Of Our Time

Where a Peregrine should be - flying free in the wild!

Natural England, the body charged with looking after nature has issued licences allowing falconers to take wild Peregrine Falcon chicks from nests for use in falconry.

Just let that sink in.

The very people charged with looking after our wildlife are allowing the nests of “protected” Schedule One breeding birds to be robbed by falconers.

Just let that sink in.

Peregrine Falcons are one of the most spectacular, amazing, awesome creatures on our planet if we cannot cherish these spectacular birds what chance the rest of our natural world? These Peregrine Falcons do not belong to Natural England to "sell" to the highest bidder! These are our wildlife that they are charged with protecting, it makes my blood boil that the very people who should be protecting our wild birds are “selling” them into a life of slavery!

I have read that it is ok to do this as some Peregrine chicks don’t survive, really? So we are now intervening in birds breeding behaviour so that a tiny number of falconers can enjoy their sport and keep wild birds captive? This is totally insane! Wild birds should be just that, there are many Peregrine Falcons already in captivity and they do breed in captivity so there is absolutely no justification for taking birds from the wild, none.

I have spent literally thousands of hours on hillsides, in rain, sleet, snow, sun, and bitter cold, gales you name it to ensure Peregrine nests were not robbed by egg collectors or falconers, now Natural England are doing just that! Can you imagine if I had been told about this in those days? I would have thought the person telling me was mad, Natural England you have gone mad!

The badger cull, against facts and science, HS2 destroying ancient woodlands and now Peregrine Falcons stolen from wild bird nests. Is this really what we want and expect from the very people that should be safe guarding our wildlife, no it is not! Natural England should hang its head in shame.

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