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Poisoning with bait
« on: June 12, 2015, 04:21:00 pm »
Just saw this link on Facebook -

A farmer in Spain has been found guilty of laying out poisoned baits and poisoning at least 11 red kites, five dogs, six foxes, a cat, a raven, a buzzard and four vultures.

His sentence? Two years in prison, two years disqualification from farming or any other profession relating to animal husbandry (post release), four years disqualification from hunting (post release), a fine of 90,270 Euros plus an additional fine of 28,500 Euros to be used specifically to monitor red kites in the local area for the next three year

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  • Joined May 2011
  • Presteigne, Powys
Re: Poisoning with bait
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 10:24:09 pm »
Could do with that sort of sentencing in the UK.
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  • Joined Feb 2015
  • Anglezarke, Lancashire
Re: Poisoning with bait
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 08:17:20 pm »
Fines that are then spent on projects associated with the crime! brilliant. That's what we need. Here all fines just go into the government's coffers
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  • Joined May 2009
  • Stirlingshire
Re: Poisoning with bait
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 07:13:06 am »
Academically speaking wildlife crimes have a particular legal feature. Usually the prosecution in a court has to prove guilt but in a Wildlife and Countryside Act case the accused has to prove their innocence. Interesting to bear in mind as we mark 800 years since Magna Carta.

Btw this doesn't mean I support irresponsible use of rat poison.


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