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Should the Slaughter of Grouse Be Allowed to Continue?
Animals  (tags: conservation, environment, protection, slaughter, wildlife, grouse, hunting, shooting )

Ken
- 130 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
In a few weeks it will be the "Glorious Twelth", a day when according to tradition hunting enthusiasts gather on moors in Scotland and the north of England to shoot Grouse. Proponents will tell you that that this is an important British tradition. They ..
POLL: Should Wildlife-Killing Pesticides Be Banned?
Animals  (tags: environment, endangered, wildanimals, wildlife, slaughter, pesticides, insecticides )

Ken
- 130 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
The widespread use of a type of insecticide that has been blamed for honeybee deaths is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe, a report says. Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid chemical, is widely used in agriculture to exterminate pests ...
POLL: Should the UK Government Be Allowed to Gas Badgers?
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, protection, slaughter, badgers )

Ken
- 188 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
Secret government trials of gassing badger setts have been underway since the summer of 2013, according to documents released under freedom of information rules on Thursday. The tests, at an undisclosed location, are examining how the poisons carbon ....
POLL: Should Spring Hunting on Malta Be Stopped?
Animals  (tags: protection, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, endangered, wildanimals, wildlife, shooting, slaughter, massacre, birds )

Ken
- 213 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
As dawn breaks over the sea and ancient stone churches turn pink, the morning's stillness is broken by volleys of gunfire. Tucked behind walls, sitting on armchairs in specially built turrets or else popping up from old stone sheds, Malta's marksmen open
Israel Leads the Way Using Barn Owls and Kestrels to Replace Rodenticides
Animals  (tags: birds, barn owls, kestrels, israel, rodenticides )

Ken
- 228 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
In 2013 a male Barn Owl, with two females (bigamy) and 17 nestlings that fledged, out of the 20 eggs that were laid in an abandoned waterhole on the Judean Plain. As far as we know, this is the first documented case in Israel and perhaps in the world. ...
Ken Is "Racing for Conservation" in Eilat on 01 Apr 2014
Animals  (tags: birds, migration, conservation )

Ken
- 243 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
When I launched this blog 4 years ago, my main interest was wildlife photography. In the meantime this interest has developed into an enthusiasm for birding and wildlife conservation. So this year I have decided to do something positive: Together with ...
POLL: Should the Killing of Migrating Birds Be Stopped? PLEASE VOTE & TAKE ACTION NOW!
Animals  (tags: slaughter, killing, wildlife, birds, migration )

Ken
- 252 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
Although migratory birds are protected under EU legislation, hunters continue to blatantly contravene the law in Spain, Italy, France, Cyprus and Malta. The authorities in these countries only pay "lip service" to the legislation but do nothing to ...
"Sprinters" Racing to Stop the Slaughter of Migrating Birds
Animals  (tags: endangered, animalcruelty, wildanimals, wildlife, slaughter )

Ken
- 256 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
Millions of migrating songbirds are killed for food, for profit or just for the joy of shooting something, as they move from their winter grounds in Africa to their summer breeding territories in Europe each year (see graphic photos and video below)....
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 01 Mar 2014
Animals  (tags: wildanimals, wildlife, photo contest )

Ken
- 265 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
During the last week our members have again entered some outstanding top-ranking wildlife images for the "Best Photo of the Week" competition. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of ..
Appeal to All Birders: Add Your Name to the List in Solidarity
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, environment, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, slaughter, birds, bird conservation )

Ken
- 266 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
With only 30 days left before the start of the "Champions of the Flyway" race, the countdown to the biggest birding event of the year has begun. The Focusing on Wildlife "Sprinters" - Marc Guyt, Gert Ottens, Martijn Verdoes and myself - will line up ...
 
 
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