Gamekeeper sentenced for poisoning buzzards

5 January 2012

A gamekeeper who poisoned four buzzards has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service. David Whitefield, 45, admitted poisoning the birds with chloralose baits at Coulter Allers Farm, Biggar, between March and November 2009. It was his second conviction for wildlife crime at the same location. Whitefield was a member of the Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association and has since been expelled. Full story available at BBC website –