A reward of £1000 has been offered in the hunt to track down those responsible for the "lingering" death of a golden eagle that was allegedly caught in an illegal trap and then found dead nearly 10 miles away.
A reward of £1000 has been offered in the hunt to track down those responsible for the \"lingering\" death of a golden eagle that was allegedly caught in an illegal trap and then found dead nearly 10 miles away.
SUFFERING: Golden eagles still face persecution in the Highlands and one was found dead after being caught in an illegally set trap in Glen Esk. Main picture: RSPB Scotland Left: RSPB/ Andrew Stronach
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David Ross Highland Correspondent
RSPB Scotland said it was appalled at the treatment of the bird of prey and put up the money for information in only the second time in its history.
The Scottish Gamekeepers' Association (SGA) is to mount its own inquiry after the bird – fitted with a satellite transmitter – was found when data showed it had not moved for several days. It was discovered lying face down, with its wings folded, near a lay-by on a back road near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.
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