The conviction of a former gamekeeper for illegally poisoning birds of prey has been welcomed by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Allen Lambert, a former gamekeeper from Norfolk, has been convicted of killing 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk. He will be sentenced next month.

BASC chairman Alan Jarrett said: “BASC utterly condemns any persecution of birds of prey. Nothing can justify such actions. Every law-abiding person involved in game management and shooting will denounce anyone involved. In this case the law has run its course and justice has been served.”

“Shooting is rightly proud of its excellent contribution to conservation. That record should not be tarnished by the actions of a few who believe they can flout the law.”


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