Michael Upson, ex-policeman, sentenced over birds’ eggs – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2012 in birds, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

“A Suffolk police constable who amassed a collection of 649 rare birds’ eggs has been given a suspended jail term.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asbos ban Trowbridge pensioners from feeding pigeons – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2012 in ASBOs, birds, environmental health, news, public interest by sally

“Two pensioners have been given anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) stopping them feeding pigeons in Trowbridge for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Obsessive rare egg thief is jailed again – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2011 in birds, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“Britain’s most imprisoned egg collector was jailed again yesterday after he admitted stealing hundreds of rare birds’ eggs, including those of golden eagles.”

Full story

The Independent, 14th December 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Who, What, Why: Is it legal to eat wild birds? – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2011 in birds, environmental protection, food, news by sally

“A pub has stopped selling wild bird on its menu – in the form of rook salad – on police advice. So what is the legality of such dishes?”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Wildlife criminal’ goes to jail for smuggling falcon eggs – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2010 in animal cruelty, birds, environmental protection, news, sentencing by sally

“A serial ‘wildlife criminal’ was sentenced today to 30 months in jail after he was caught trying to smuggle rare peregrine falcon eggs out of Britain.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man caught trapping wild birds gets suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2010 in animal cruelty, birds, news, suspended sentences by sally

“A man filmed trapping wild birds has received a suspended jail sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smuggler of endangered birds’ eggs avoids jail – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2010 in birds, sentencing by sally

“An obsessive smuggler of wild birds’ eggs has avoided jail, to the disappointment of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, whose staff helped to track down his hoard.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Skateboard pigeon killer guilty – BBC news

Posted December 1st, 2009 in animal cruelty, birds, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager has pleaded guilty to killing a pigeon by hitting it with a skateboard.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gordon Ramsay cleared over puffin eating – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2008 in birds, media, news by sally

“Gordon Ramsay ruffled feathers when he caught and ate a puffin on his Channel 4 show, The F Word, but the TV chef has been cleared of any wrongdoing by media regulator Ofcom.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Swan death case dropped – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2008 in birds, environmental protection, evidence, news by sally

“A case against three men accused of killing 29 swans has been dropped after evidence was lost at a police station.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Is it legal to shoot pigeons? – BBC News Magazine

Posted June 28th, 2008 in birds, special report by sally

“Animal welfare activists have complained to Wimbledon organisers and the police over the culling of pigeons. Is it against the law for marksmen to take out the feral birds?”

Full story

BBC News Magazine, 26th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wimbledon ‘breaking law by killing pigeons’ – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2008 in birds, news by sally

“There were ruffled feathers and no small amount of flapping at the world’s most genteel tennis tournament yesterday after a threat of legal action from animal rights lobbyists over the culling of pigeons that had the temerity to bother some players.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

No bird for unwise owl thief – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2007 in birds, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A thief who stole a pet owl was given a suspended nine-month sentence yesterday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk