A few days ago my post about deer stalking led to conversation about predators. Here in Britain, people have often killed predators. But in modern times the law protects rare species including the marsh harrer (Circus aeruginosus) and the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Aren’t they breathtaking?
Cases of predator persecution do happen. When the police catch people breaking these laws, it’s taken seriously. Other people admire these wonderful creatures and would never hurt them. My fellow blogger petrel41 tells us about poisoning of marsh harriers but tourism to see white-tailed eagles.