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BirdLife Malta: Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Ironic, isn’t it, that while a trio of birdwatchers are putting themselves through pain and discomfort to raise awareness about the rapid decline of the Turtle Dove, the ‘Maltese hunter’ (a poacher armed with a gun and a sense of […]

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Champions of the Flyway

Champions of the Flyway is a major new international bird race taking place in , Israel – one of the

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Just popped out to set up a campaign group

As a few people have noticed (because they've emailed me to ask what's going on) Talking Naturally (TN) has gone quiet of late. The reason is that while

Grumpy Old Birder Feature

GOB 46 The End of Days

"...You used to be able to walk to the end of the street to hear larks sing or see hares running...Now it's one hell of a trek to


It’s New York: they shoot Snowy Owls, don’t they?

Parts of North America are seeing an enormous influx of irrupting Snowy Owls this winter. One of the Arctic's most iconic birds, huge numbers of birders have

Elie Mazraanis Photos

Can the slaughter in the Middle East really be stopped?

Prominent hunters from Middle East and Africa sign declaration on responsible hunting

By Julien Jreissati Thu, 05/12/2013 - 11:21


Welfare and conservation organisations: staffed by heroes!

This short post was inspired by an exhausting but excellent day I just spent with the World Parrot Trust. It may come across as a bit over-wrought, but

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Melissa Bachmann: Poster girl for a global industry

If Melissa Bachman wanted to be famous - how else to promote 'Brand Bachman'? - posting a photo of herself smirking over the corpse of a dead lion,

Bird slaughter in Scotland and the Lebanon: spot the difference

Take a look at the two photos below. The UK shooting industry will tell anyone who listens that they show two totally different things - I'm not quoting

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LACS: President of NFU deemed ‘desperate to kill badgers’ by leading animal charity

Press-release from the League Against Cruel Sports, 6th November 2013, commenting on Peter Kendall's opining that gassing and snaring should be considered to kill badgers:


  • The President


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