Tony Juniper mulls raptor persecution review

Natural England chair Tony Juniper has said he would like to see a review of some aspects of the laws surrounding the persecution of birds of prey, in an interview over the weekend.

Juniper signalled his support for a review of elements of the laws aimed at preventing the persecution of birds of prey, in an interview with The Telegraph yesterday, the eve of the so-called “Glorious Twelfth” on which the grouse shooting season opens. 
He said: "Some people have argued that there should be a change to the law in order for there to be so-called vicarious responsibility - should somebody kill a bird on a grouse moor the owner of the grouse moor would be responsible" and that the idea "makes some sense - except the main problem is lack of evidence and it won't solve that lack of evidence problem.

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