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Tests show red kite was poisoned (BBC News)

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Old Thursday 24th January 2008, 21:00   #1
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Post Tests show red kite was poisoned (BBC News)

A rare bird of prey found dead in Dumfries and Galloway was poisoned, tests have confirmed.

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Old Thursday 24th January 2008, 21:26   #2
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The Minister for the Environment in Ireland has banned the use of poisoned meat baits for the control of birds. In the light of the reintroduction of the Golden Eagle and more recently in 2007 White-tailed Eagle and Red Kite is a good thing. The Scottish and English parliaments and Welsh assembly can do likewise with the stroke of a pen, all that is required is the political will to do so.

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http://www.environ.ie/en/Heritage/Na...y,16439,en.htm

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Such has been illegal in the UK for years. Congratulations on catching up.

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It remains to be seen whether that particular stroke of a pen will have any impact whatever, Hopefully it will. Surely though a lot of farmers etc wil continue to use poisoned meat baits. The legislation is a step forward but only a small one. A change of mind on the part of those who use poison would be much more valuable. Probably too hopeful on my part though

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