Comment on Rare hen harrier illegally poisoned in Ireland

If it was not for the fact that Hen Harriers manage to breed on the Scottish islands, it would be extinct as a UK species. The RSPB places many satellite tags on nestlings every year. Few live to manage to breed. Science has placed the issue directly at the door of the driven grouse shooting industry. This can only be the work of organised criminals yet no effective action has been taken to reduce this annual cull of Hen Harriers. Natural England also places satellite tags on birds but somehow manages to fail to produce timeous accurate data, Strange? Perhaps not.