Bird of prey lover wants change in law

Bird of prey lover wants change in law

Bird of prey lover wants change in law

First published in Echo News

A BIRD of prey specialist is growing concerned at the number of birds getting lost.

Nigel King, 45, from the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, in Barleylands Road, Bilericay, has revealed the centre has already recovered nine lost birds this year, including falcons and hawks, due to careless owners.

His call comes just a day after a Steppe eagle had to be recaptured in Stanley Road, Southend, after it was believed to have escaped during a training exercise.

Eight of the birds that have been rescued by Mr King did not have a tracking system, and he is urging those who wish to buy a bird of prey to take a course before purchasing the animal.

He also wants to see legislation introduced in the future, which means potential buyers would have to be registered before buying wild birds.

He added: “We would like to see legislation brought in because at the moment anyone can buy a bird of prey.”

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12:40am Mon 17 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

Gorgeous!

I love birds of prey. I just love birds in general.

And he's right. There SHOULD be legislation to stop unscrupulous scrotes owning beautiful creatures like that.
Gorgeous! I love birds of prey. I just love birds in general. And he's right. There SHOULD be legislation to stop unscrupulous scrotes owning beautiful creatures like that. Kim Gandy
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7:40am Tue 18 Mar 14

ShipShape says...

'Bird of prey lover wants change in law'

This title could be taken in a different way,,,
'Bird of prey lover wants change in law' This title could be taken in a different way,,, ShipShape
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