Bird of prey being shot into extiction
The extent of the killing is putting the species at risk according to environmental group Natural England.
It is illegal to kill these birds but this does not seem to stop rich land owners who make money by selling shooting rights to shoot grouse to other rich people from killing these and other birds of prey indiscriminately.
Hen harriers are nearing extinction in England owing to illegal persecution in areas managed for rearing game birds, Natural England has said.
The conservation watchdog said the birds of prey were persecuted at communal winter roosts.
In a 12-month period it found six birds fitted with satellite transmitters disappeared from the north Pennines.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said the birds of prey were "not pests to be killed out of hand".
Natural England reported that hen harriers were particularly at risk from systematic persecution and disruption in areas managed for rearing red grouse or game-birds.
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