Birds and hypocrisy

With regard to your report "Scandal as raptor killers beat justice" (28 December) I find the RSPB's position extremely hypocritical.

The society makes a great play about raptors being killed but encourages the shooting industry by having shooting tenants on its reserves. Just how many of its bird-loving members are aware of this?

The RSPB should stop being the Royal Society for the Protection of some Birds and complicit in the killing of others.

All birds are sentient creatures and should be worthy of our protection, not just those of the "iconic" variety that are introduced to boost tourism.

ANGUS MacMILLAN

Meikle Boturich

near Balloch, Dunbartonshire

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