Human persecution – where’ s the evidence?
SIR, – Once again we have a report about tagged raptors going missing and because it is in areas where there are grouse moors the finger is immediately pointed at human persecution.
There is absolutely no evidence, but the RSPB immediately jump to a conclusion that fits with their narrative and “green” credentials. The slaughter of protected raptors, that frequent the very same area many turbines are placed in, has never been on the agenda. The RSPB rarely object to wind applications and birds are being released into a spinning minefield. The turbine blades at their tips can spin in excess of 180mph – nothing can judge that speed especially when hunting and focusing on the ground for, perhaps, other turbine victims to feed on.
The massacre of millions of birds, bats and insects worldwide by wind turbines is well documented. Raptors in particular are at risk. It beggars belief that here in Scotland no one is really investigating what is going on.
Do they really believe Scottish birds are smarter than those in other countries and it isn’t happening here?
Lyndsey Ward, Darach Brae, Beauly