SCOTTISH GAMEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT:
Regarding Police Scotland media release (25th March) on discovery of five dead red kites and one buzzard in the Conon Bridge/Muir of Ord area, Ross-Shire.
Scottish Gamekeepers Association Chairman Alex Hogg said: “This is a hugely disappointing discovery and we would ask anyone who knows anything about this mindless act to contact Police Scotland and to assist with the investigation.
“Clearly, until the post-mortem and toxicology reports are known, there is little information to go on. However, the SGA condemns wildlife crime and advocates only legal means to solving conflicts.”