We do not have the right to decide which animals get to live or die for our our convenience! Experience has taught us that human intervention in animal populations upsets the balance of nature in so many ways. If people want to play with guns, they can try paintballing!
Natural England have no idea of what they are doing, it is ridiculous to issue licences to kill buzzards as they do no harm. Just because they are feeding off a pheasant, it doesn't mean it killed it. And anyway, the pheasant is an alien introduction which shouldn't be bred in the UK!!!
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.