North Yorkshire Police has just launched Operation Owl in a bid to cut the number of attacks on raptors – including owls, kites, buzzards and hawks – in the county. Areas such as Wharfedale and the Washburn Valley have seen birds persecuted in areas managed for grouse shooting in particular.

http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/16032583.wharfedale-residents-urged-to-back-crackdown-on-birds-of-prey-persecution/

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