Parental Guidance Video Secures Conviction

Goshawk killer gets prison
Posted on: 13 Jan 2015

Conservationists have welcomed the first-ever prison sentence for killing a bird of prey, as gamekeeper George Mutch was convicted at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.

George Mutch – a gamekeeper working on the Kildrummy Estate near Alford in Aberdeenshire – was convicted of four charges: the illegal use of a trap, the illegal killing of a Goshawk, the illegal taking of a Goshawk and the illegal taking of a Common Buzzard. Mutch, who used a captive Jay to entice Goshawks into his trap, was caught red-handed on video in August 2012:

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I'm a birder in Western Europe (UK, France & Spain) and Central Asia, with occasional visits elsewhere. Birding is my principal hobby and I dedicate as much time around work and other commitments.
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