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Wildlife Persecution | Licencing the Killing of Ravens in Scotland
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Wildlife Persecution | Licencing the Killing of Ravens in Scotland

Grouse shooting (and its associated 'wildlife management') takes place over almost a fifth of Scotland, and some areas - notably around intensively-managed grouse moors - have become notorious for having many vacant breeding raptor territories, particularly of Golden Eagles, Hen Harriers, and Peregrine Falcons. Perhaps we can now add the Raven to that list of shame. Charlie Moores talks with OneKind Scotland's Director Harry Huyton and a wildlife investigator working with League Against Cruel Sports about Scottish Natural Heritage's decision to grant a licence to kill more than 300 Ravens (around 69 a year) in an area in Perthshire which consists almost entirely of grouse moors.