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Old Sunday 29th February 2004, 09:38   #18
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There was an article in Saturday's Times regarding many examples of raptor persecution in recent years.

They suggested that this was mainly to protect the interest of those involved in the 'game bird' business, and made the very valid point that, since there are so many more people interested in bird conservation as compared to game shooting, that the hunting brigade better beware of a public backlash and calls for an outright ban of all game shooting.

They also said that many more people make their living from wildlife conservation and tourism these days than do from game shooting, which (if true) at least gives a bit of encouragement for the future.
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