SNH: Do not licence the culling of buzzards in Scotland.
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Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Environment Minister
Paul Wheelhouse

SNH: Do not licence the culling of buzzards in Scotland.

    1. Lewis Davies
    2. Petition by

      Lewis Davies

      Rosyth, United Kingdom

Our natural heritage is in trouble!!

Natural England (Westminsters advisor on the natural environment) has secretly issued licences to destroy a localised population of buzzards for the sake of pheasant stocks in England. There are now fears that the Scottish Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage will follow suit and issue licences for a cull of buzzards.

Is it right to kill a native British bird so an imported bird from Asia can be fattened up and shot anyway?

Over a third of pheasants are killed on British roads each year. Buzzards take only 1-2% of them for food.

In the UK, there are around 40,000 breeding pairs of buzzard. 35 million pheasant are bred each year to shoot!

What do we have to offer for future generations if we forsake our wildlife for money?

To:
Scottish Natural Heritage, Licences
Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Environment Minister
Do not issue licences that allow the culling of buzzards in Scotland.
Remove permanently all licence procedures that allow the culling of buzzards in Scotland.
We have a moral obligation to conserve our native wildlife, not destroy it.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • ROBERT PLANT STOKE-ON-TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      PS, It's as clear as mud on here as to whether I have signed or not. ?

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    • ROBERT PLANT STOKE-ON-TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      my reason for signing is the simple and obvious need for indigenous balance in nature and not greed

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    • Sue Greene BASILDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Please stop this cruelty

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    • Gillian Smith SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Humans need to learn from wildlife and not try to control it. We still do not understand nature but just want to control it. With everything we do to eliminate one 'pest' we create another. When will we learn to leave nature to evolve naturally and not interfer - that is why so many problems are arising - leave nature to sort itself and the balance of life out - do not cull a living creature because it may be a nuisance - it is nature creating a natural balance. All creatures on this planet have a roll to play and should be encouraged and enjoyed - stop interference and learn to live alongside. Long live the buzzards in Scotland.

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    • Robert Charlesworth CARLISLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Environmentally wrong, scientifically flawed, politically motivated - about as nonsensical as you could get. Stop it!

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