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Robins left off SNH general licence list

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

Robins have been left off a list of birds that can be killed legally without the need for an individual licence to do so.

Scottish Natural Heritage has published the results of consultation on changes to general licences which allow the control of certain species.

SNH said there had been "widespread disagreement" among respondents about covering robins under general licences.


*phew*......Why would anyone want to shoot a robin in the first place :(

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

According to the caption under the photo of the lovely Robin, they can pose a health risk?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

I do not know of, and cannot find, any new reason for control of robins, other than - like sparrows and starlings - they can cause problems in 'food premises'.

Birds that can be legally controlled (with permission) in the UK are - Feral pigeons, House sparrows, Starlings, Gulls and Black-backed gulls. The control of Blackbirds, Robins and Wagtails still needs specific permission in England and Wales though.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

I had to look this up to see why.   This is what I found.

People leave a mess and it attracts the birds, so rather then cleaning up their mess they kill the birds.

Edit to add,  Write your govenment and raise a stink.

Edited by Darkwind, 05 December 2012 - 06:02 PM.

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