Author Mike Russell
While my typing finger has been recovering from the last blog, Richard has just posted me the following tweet from Defra.
We’ve listened to public concerns, so we are stopping current research and developing new research proposals on #buzzards.
— Defra UK (@DefraGovUK) May 30, 2012
So, people power, and an incredible dose of common sense has won the day, or at least a reprieve. We will have to keep a watch on what these developing anew research proposals are, but for the time being at least, the UK’s buzzards are free from the prospect of being translocated to a Falconry Centre!
Well done and thanks to everyone who took digit to keyboard and vented your anger to your MPs and Defra too, and generally making it known in your hundreds what an ill-conceived idea this was.