from the Sunday Herald, 19 September 1999
Gamekeepers are poisoning Scotland's protected birds of prey and escaping prosecution.
A report to be published tomorrow reveals that poison is now the greatest threat facing golden eagles, peregrine falcons, buzzards and rare red kites.
"People are quite literally getting away with murder," said Keith Morton, an investigations officer with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who produced the report.
"It is relatively easy to prove that poison has been laid on a particular estate and that the law has been broken. But it is much more difficult to prove which individual actually did it."