Eradicating raptor persecution from Scotland: a parliamentary debate

6 May 2014

There was a parliamentary debate today, focusing on eradicating raptor persecution from Scotland. It was led by Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse in response to recent high profile incidents including the mass poisoning of 22 raptors at Conon Bridge, Ross-shire. The minister expressed his “anger, revulsion and utter frustration” that these crimes continue to take place in Scotland and said he would consider taking further action if things don’t improve. He also mentioned that the first prosecution under the 2012 vicarious liability legislation (WANE Act) was underway. A full transcipt of the debate can be read¬†here.