Tuesday, 16 July 2019

STATEMENT: HEN HARRIER

The statement below was released to the media yesterday (July 15th) regarding reports of a Hen Harrier caught in a trap in South Lanarkshire.

Scottish Gamekeepers Association Chairman Alex Hogg said: "Setting a trap illegally to catch a bird of prey is simply not acceptable. The SGA wholeheartedly condemns the actions of whoever has perpetrated this crime and hope the Police can gather evidence to enable the courts to do their job.

"Scottish Government, working with Police Scotland, have powers under present legislation to deal with crimes such as this.”