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Pigeon Racing fears in Taunton

Posted on October 16th, 2017

RPRA member Michael Templeman fears his birds will be killed by peregrine falcons lured to nest on St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton. Nesting boxes have been placed there to encourage a pair of falcons…

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East Anglian Daily Times on Peregrine Falcons

Posted on September 15th, 2017

The East Anglian Daily Times carried an article about the problems with birds of prey and racing pigeons. As a result of a press release from Voice Communications, who work on behalf of the Raptor…

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The future of pigeon racing?

Posted on June 27th, 2017

The Yorkshire Post looks at the future of pigeon racing, including an interview with fancier Simon Schofield who discusses the impact of raptor attacks. Read the article.        

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BBC Look North on Raptors

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

BBC Look North (Yorkshire) asks: “Is a growing population of birds of prey in Yorkshire’s cities putting the future of pigeon racing under threat?” See the related article on the BBC website.  

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Raptor Alliance Update September 2016

Posted on September 30th, 2016

Work continues primarily in anticipation of DEFRA‚Äôs decision on the Law commission review and recommendation on the 1981 Wildlife act with a decision due shortly. The recent McMourn (National Gamekeepers Organisation) case has had profound…

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