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Protest over birds of prey poisonings

DOZENS of people have marched through Inverness in protest against the deaths of 19 birds of prey in Ross-shire.

Nineteen white cut-outs of birds dubbed "ghost raptors" were displayed during the event yesterday.

Since mid-March, 14 red kites and five buzzards have been found dead of suspected poisoning at Conon Bridge, near Dingwall.

Vice-president of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sir John Lister-Kaye, who attended the rally, said: "This incident is an outrage and the public are right to be angry.

"Poisoning is unacceptable and we call on the Scottish Government and the police to stamp it out."

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