The Wildlife and Countryside Act is now in its 30th year. Despite its admirable intentions, incidents of poisoning, trapping and shooting of birds of prey continue.

Animal Aid has written to Defra Minister Jim Paice MP urging him to follow the Scottish Government’s lead of introducing a Criminal Vicarious Liability law.

This makes landowners, employers and all who commission or allow the persecution of wildlife, accountable under the Act. For more information and a free anti-shooting information pack, visit the Animal Aid website or call (01732) 364546.

Andrew Tyler Director, Animal Aid, The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge