Hu­man per­se­cu­tion – where’ s the ev­i­dence?

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA -

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

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