Hen harrier 'brood management' plan faces crowdfunded legal challenge

Campaign against plan to remove chicks from their nests and rear them in captivity raises £25,000 in four days

A controversial plan to remove the chicks of endangered birds from their nests and rear them in captivity could be challenged in the high court after a crowdfunded campaign raised £25,000 in four days.

Wildlife campaigner and author Mark Avery is leading an application for a judicial review of the hen harrier “brood management” plan, in which chicks will be raised in captivity and released into the wild.

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Source: theguardian
Hen harrier 'brood management' plan faces crowdfunded legal challenge