The number of dead raptors found in the Conon Bridge area of Ross-shire has risen to 19. These include 14 red kites and five buzzards.
Toxicology tests so far have determined that 12 of them (9 kites and 3 buzzards) had been poisoned. Tests have not yet been completed on all the corpses.
In response to one of the worst mass poisoning incidents in recent times, RSPB Scotland is organising a public protest in Inverness town centre this Saturday. The key aim of this protest is to let the Scottish Government know that we all want action to prevent this criminal persecution of our raptors from happening again.
Protest Date: Saturday 12th April at 2pm.
Meet at the top end of the pedestrianised High Street, Inverness (near Marks & Spencer & Santander).
All welcome (including children) and protesters are encouraged to make their own banners.
If you can’t attend the protest, please consider showing your support by donating to the reward fund HERE.
Here are some pitiful images of some of the victims (via @RossKites)