I was reading an article in this weeks Shooting Times about a pigeon fancier who shot dead 3 Sparrowhawks.
I assume although as I have said before on here, not knowing all the facts makes an accurate comment difficult, that they were shot to protect his valuable racing pigeons which I know can be worth thousands of pounds.
His punishment after admitting the crime was to receive a formal police caution!!!
What punishment would have been handed out to a gamekeeper if he had done the same to protect his birds?