Falkirk police issue wildlife crime warning
Date of alert:
Friday, 4 March 2022
Police are reminding people that crime is not just perpetrated against people and that animals can become victims as well.
According to Police Scotland, Wildlife Crime is any illegal act in Scotland affecting certain birds, animals, and plants including their habitats.
It includes the illegal disturbance, destruction, theft, and sale of animals and plants both in the countryside and urban areas, and also the damage and destruction of protected habitats.
Wildlife Crime poses significant harm to the species targeted by the criminals, as well as the communities who rely on wildlife for employment and tourism.