Well done RSPB

Shooting Gazette - - Letters -

I have, in the past, been highly crit­i­cal of the RSPB for a num­ber of well-de­served rea­sons. But now I find my­self, for the first time, rush­ing to their de­fence. They are re­ceiv­ing mas­sive vit­riol for killing corvids, foxes and gulls to pro­tect en­dan­gered ground-nest­ing species. Some mem­bers are threat­en­ing to can­cel their mem­ber­ship, stat­ing that ‘they did not join the char­ity for it to kill wildlife’. They did, how­ever, join the char­ity for it to pro­tect and help en­dan­gered birds and the two ac­tiv­i­ties are in­ex­orably linked. I ap­plaud the RSPB, in this in­stance, and hope they stick to their guns (no pun…) and con­tinue to have the courage to do what they know to be right, putting the wel­fare of their en­dan­gered, ground-nest­ing birds first. Well done, RSPB. There, I said it…

David Whitby, by email

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