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    Persecution of Wildlife and Wh

    Just picked this up off the Dark Peak site. Well worth the read esp if you live locally

    What we can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    Just picked this up off the Dark Peak site. Well worth the read esp if you live locally

    What we can do
    Had a look at the link anfd passed it to a friend who knows about this sort of thing. His comment was that actually "Recklessly disturbing Schedule 1 birds is now an offence. The disturbance doesn't have to be intentional ( it's a lawyer thing! )". So the protection is even wider. Let's hope it make a difference!

    Hey, maybe this is a reason to take your mobile phone out on a run!

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    So does that means we can be prosecuted if we unintentionally run near a protected species and it takes flight? - sounds like a crap law thing to me!

    As a climber I've always respected agreed restrictions on certain cliffs during the breeeding season, but how can I ensure I don't fall foul of this law - by running only on a treadmill?

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    Don't foul the fowls, you mean?
    I'm gonna get that cwazy gwouse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't fear the sweeper View Post
    So does that means we can be prosecuted if we unintentionally run near a protected species and it takes flight? - sounds like a crap law thing to me!

    As a climber I've always respected agreed restrictions on certain cliffs during the breeeding season, but how can I ensure I don't fall foul of this law - by running only on a treadmill?
    ''In law a reckless act is one which you know is likely to do harm but you go ahead and do it anyway. In law there would be a clear difference between running near a bird and accidentally disturbing it and running at a bird knowing that you would disturb it and not caring about the consequences.''

    So, there should be no fowl play then?!

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    Great, I can get off the treadmill and run outdoors again, in time for the Caw race on Wednesday. Thanks Simon. By the way, I doubt whether you'd disturb many birds, dressed up like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't fear the sweeper View Post
    Great, I can get off the treadmill and run outdoors again, in time for the Caw race on Wednesday. Thanks Simon. By the way, I doubt whether you'd disturb many birds, dressed up like that!
    Stealth, that's the key. With the wind in your face they šan't tell you are there at all

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    Re: Persecution of Wildlife an

    luvshack has posted on the pennine site that the gamekeepers and various people have asked us to respect certain areas of the fell during nesting season , which we will.
    So anyone heading out for a run around hayfield just have a look and bear this in mind.

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    I've always struggled with the argument that seems to say that it's OK to persecute, maim, trap, torment and/or kill members of the crow family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudge the Elf View Post
    I've always struggled with the argument that seems to say that it's OK to persecute, maim, trap, torment and/or kill members of the crow family.
    Its because thay are pure evil

    It is odd though - corvids are one of the most opportunistic and intelligent groups of animals, like ourselves I suppose. Prehaps it is our own self loathing that leads us to persecute them......... Hmmmm time for a coffee - I got up too early this morning.

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