Irish government bans poison used to kill raptors

Great news for raptors in Ireland, especially for the ongoing reintroduction projects for Red Kites, Golden Eagles and White-tailed Eagles.

The Irish government has now banned the poisons often used to illegally kill raptors (the only exception are poisons used to kill mice and rats).
Breaking this law can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Euros or up to 12 month in prison.

Although there will probably be people who continue to use those poisons illegally, this is a clear message against this disgusting practice of poisoning those magnificent birds and a great victory for conservationists in Ireland.
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Ban for poison used to kill birds of prey