Scottish Gamekeepers Association statement regarding the publication of the 2013 bird of prey poisoning maps:
Scottish Gamekeepers Association Chairman Alex Hogg said:
“The rise in the number of confirmed cases of bird of prey poisoning from 3 to 6 is disappointing, particularly given the progress that has been made on this in recent times.
“Although well below the 2009 low point of 30 birds poisoned, the Scottish Gamekeepers Association is determined to see poisoning of birds of prey eradicated and will continue to work towards this.
“As with all wildlife crime, and whatever method is used to perpetrate it, the SGA advocates only legal solutions to tackling conflicts. The SGA will continue to advance legal and effective means of addressing wildlife crime until it is tackled at its root cause.”