Defra scraps plans for action against buzzards
Last updated at 12:36, Thursday, 31 May 2012
Controversial plans to take buzzards into captivity and destroy their nests to protect pheasant shoots have been dropped.
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Pheasants Forever, a U.S. based conservation group supporting..well, you get it, determined after many thousands of dollars and long hours of field research that raptors have very little effect on pheasant populations. Habitat and localized weather patterns are the keys to healthy populations. When an organization promoting pheasant hunting says raptors are no big deal you have to believe the science must back them up! Good luck to you common buzzards.
It will still happen you just wont hear about it
Well....that's good, I commented last week on what a ridiculous idea this was....I shouldn't think the change of mind has actually got a lot to do with public opinion though - there will be some other reason, I imagine. Does it worry anyone else how many stupid things can be thought up to (potentially) waste our money? I have no interest in politics, but seriously, how did this ever get past the initial stages of discussion?! I wonder how long it will be before something equally daft is suggested.