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Calls to protect birds of prey

24 birds of prey have been found dead in the south west in the past year, shot or poisoned. The RSPB is calling for crackdown on the people killing them to protect game birds.

RSPB calls for action to protect birds of prey

This goshawk had been poisoned Credit: RSPB

A charity has called for greater protection for birds of prey today after publishing new statistics which show more of them than ever are being shot or poisoned.

The RSPB says more action needs to be taken on people who are killing them to protect birds that are bred for game.

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