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Killing by Proxy: Wildlife Crime in the UK Today

By: Alan Stewart(Author)

256 pages, 16 plates with 33 colour photos

Thirsty Books

Paperback | Dec 2017 | #240494 | ISBN-13: 9780993282843
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £9.99 $13 / €11 approx

About this book

Is foxhunting pest control or simply a nice day out for garishly dressed people on horses? What cruelty is involved? What is happening to the satellite-tagged hen harriers and golden eagles that have disappeared? Why is evidence obtained by covert surveillance by non-government organisations frequently disallowed by prosecutors or courts? Should shooting be licensed or should driven grouse shooting simply be banned? Who are the main people behind raptor persecution? How can rich landowners avoid prosecution? With all of these questions is the relevant legislation working? What, if anything, is being done to improve the situation?

The author draws on half a century of experience in general policing, CID investigations, specialist wildlife crime investigation and criminal intelligence work to analyse wildlife crimes and incidents occurring right across the UK and reported in the media and on social media. He narrows the range to concentrate on cruelty to wild animals, such as fox hunting, hare coursing and crime committed against badgers. The main part of Killing by Proxy analyses crime associated with game management, especially that relating to intensive driven grouse shooting.

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