New podcast: the illegal persecution of satellite-tagged eagles in Scotland

An excellent new podcast is now available on the illegal persecution of satellite-tagged eagles in Scotland.

Charlie Moores (a producer at LUSH) interviews Ian Thomson (RSPB Scotland Head of Investigations) about the suspicious disappearance of satellite-tagged golden eagles and white-tailed eagles in areas intensively managed for driven grouse shooting, and how the raptor killers’ tactics have changed since satellite tags became more commonly used.

Well worth 25 minutes of your time.

Listen to the podcast on the LUSH player HERE

[Ian with Chris Packham holding a picture of satellite-tagged golden eagle Fred who ‘disappeared’ in suspicious circumstances earlier this year, photo by Ruth Tingay]


7 Responses to “New podcast: the illegal persecution of satellite-tagged eagles in Scotland”

  1. 1 Alex Milne
    May 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    It is an absolute disgrace that the main media outlets, the BBC being to the fore, have not shown any interest in the truth in this matter. When I get home, I will complain officially to the BBC.
    No offence to Charlie.

  2. 2 Roberta Mouse
    May 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Great interview, thankyou…just a shame to hear that Mr Thomson is not entirely against grouse shooting, given the negative effect it has upon the natural world…..

  3. 4 Les Wallace
    May 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    What a great bloke Ian is. So sorry that so many good people have to deal directly with raptor persecution, the people who carry it out and the lies and smears from them.

  4. 5 crypticmirror
    May 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Sounds interesting, is there a transcript to read instead? I have problems with listening to things like podcasts (and radio shows) so find reading transcripts much easier. It is why I always watch tv with the subtitles on too.

  5. 6 Alauda
    May 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    What’s the latest on the “Fred” investigation? Did the phone mast data ultimately confirm natural mortality, or is the case still open?

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