Scottish Ornithologists’ Club calls for game-shooting regulation following more reports of raptor persecution

2 February 2014

The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club has become the latest organisation to call for game-shooting regulation in Scotland following the latest reported raptor persecution crimes. The SOC has written to the Environment Minister to condemn the on-going acts of raptor persecution associated with driven-grouse moor management, and to urge him to “give serious consideration to the introduction of measures that will impose a degree of regulation of the game shooting industry in Scotland, with the possibility of revocation of sporting rights where there is a clear breach of the law“. Their letter can be read here.