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Save Britain’s Barn Owls

Posted: March 24, 2014 in Birds, Natural History
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Please Sign the petition to help protect these beautiful birds

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A petition has been launched to save Britain’s Barn Owls, which are dying off in their thousands. The changing climate and a loss in their natural habitat is part of the picture, but these iconic birds are also being killed by powerful rat poisons used on farms across the country.

In 2013 across Britain, the number of Barn Owl nests varied between 45 and 95% lower than normal. Changing climate and habitat loss is part of the picture but Barn Owls are also being killed by powerful rat poisons used on farms across the country. Indeed, the latest scientific research shows that 84% of Britain’s Barn Owls feed on poisoned prey. Some die as a direct result.

The Barn Owl Trust has launched a petition which calls on the Government Minister responsible for the review, Mike Penning, and the Health and Safety Executive to impose stricter controls on these powerful poisons, restricting…

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This saloon car was built in 1947 and exported to madras in India, where it remained until it was purchased by Mick Jaggers production company in 2000 for use in the film Enigma. On its return to the UK it was converted from a saloon to a tourer. Notice the blackout headlights.

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