Go up on a grouse moor on a good day and you’ll be awed by the glory of it. You’ll feel that God is in his heaven and all is right with the world.
But it isn’t. England’s grouse-hunting lands are instead being described as vast, almost unpoliceable crime scenes.
Hen harriers, amongst England’s rarest, most hauntingly beautiful and – theoretically – legally protected birds of prey are dying or disappearing in suspicious circumstances.
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