Forensic results have revealed that the two buzzards found dead near Chittlehampton, Devon were poisoned. WCO Sgt Dave Knight told the North Devon Journal:
“The persecution of birds of prey is one of the national wildlife crime priorities. Sadly, the persecution of these birds still occurs and the manner of their poisoning is indiscriminate with potential lethal consequences for companion animals.”
Anyone with information about the incident should call the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference CS/13/215.