I noticed on the BBC Scotland web site this morning a story about another 3 red kites that have died, I can't see the story there any more or I would link to it. Anyhow the bottom line what that these birds were being tracked by school kids and one died in an accident while two died in a manner that the RSPB hinted involved foul play, or maybe that should be fowl play. It was a wonderful story combining today's trendy crime, wildlife crime, along with school kids who are upset at the loss of their birds. I nearly cried myself.
Is anyone else getting sick of the RSPB stirring this up? Each and every week they have a "dead baby" story, almost always involving red kites for some reason, and each and every week they try to hint, where they have no evidence, that someone (usually a gamekeeper) is implicated with the clear hint that it is even more reason why these green nutters should have more control over our lives. I'm sorry but while I'm as opposed to "wildlife" crime as the next man I'm starting to smell a rat. If red kites are so rare how come at least three die each and every week of the year, always on quiet news days, and yet their numbers keep increasing? Howcome the RSPB are always there to find the body? How come the are able, in almost every case, to establish that it is foul play? How many school kids are there now tracking red kites just waiting to be part of some RSPB publicity stunt when the thing dies? From the reports I suspect it must be every single kid in the country. To be honest I suspect they have one frozen red kite which they drive around the country thawing out and holding up as evidence of wildlife crime.
I can't help but suspect these nutters are building up to something here. Do I recall recently that there was some indication that they were looking for control of "wildlife" even over ground they didn't own? I also know they have been buying up land adjacent to shoots and their purpose in doing this is not to make life easier for the shoot owner.
Now, there is isn't much point to this post other than to have a rant about how utterly crazy the press reporting of this is becoming, driven by the nutters obviously, but it is worth watching out for these people as you don't have to be paranoid to see that they are coming for our sport and they are moving very fast indeed with a lot of cash behind them.